AS9100 - understanding & implementing

Programme overview

The AS9100:2016 series of standards use the new 'ISO 9001:2015 high-level structure' and add clarity, enhance ease of use, and address industry and stakeholder needs, and include –

  • AS9100:2016 - Quality management system - Requirements for aviation, space and defence organizations
  • AS9110:2016 - Quality management system - Requirements for aviation maintenance organizations
  • AS9120:2016 - Quality management system - Requirements for aviation, space and defence distributors

From now on the CB (Certification Body) surveillance audits will be more stringent –

  • top management involvement with the QMS
  • QMS performance (customer, suppliers and operation processes)
  • counterfeit parts (and conflict minerals)
  • product safety
  • human factors
  • new product introduction (APQP & PPAP – AS9145)
  • measurement system analysis (GR&R – AS13003)
  • capability studies and SPC (AS9103)
  • problem solving methodology (e.g. 8-D – AS13000)

Also watch out for CBs auditing customer-specific QMS requirements. For example: Rolls Royce SABRe 3.

In addition, many organizations have still not exploited the 'process-approach' to QMS documentation, or the P-D-C-A cycle applied to performance measurements (KPIs). This unique 1-day course will explain practical implementation strategies, and show how to streamline and modernize QMS documentation.

Programme details

TEC’s highly interactive 1-day course and workshop explains all of the new requirements introduced by ISO 9001:2015 plus the changes to the AS9100-series of standards:

  • Product safety
  • Ethical behaviour (Just Culture)
  • Human factors
  • Risk and opportunities management
  • Counterfeit parts
  • Project management (APQP & PPAP – AS9145)
  • Problem solving (AS13000 – 8-D)
  • Measurement systems analysis (AS13003 – MSA)
  • Configuration management
  • Post-delivery support

The second part of the session explains how to implement the changes, and specifically addresses –

  • Determining the ‘purpose’ of the organization
  • The organization’s strategic direction
  • Identifying interested parties (and their requirements)
  • Understanding external and internal issues
  • Capturing external and internal issues

  • Implementing a process based approach to QMS documentation

  • Determining the organization’s processes
  • Mapping their sequence and interactions
  • Ensuring ‘controlled conditions’ for processes
  • Actively managing _process effectiveness

  • Deploying 'risk-based thinking'

  • ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 series of standards – risk references
  • Implementing practical methodologies for risk management
  • Risk management (process stages)
  • Categorizing ‘risk magnitude’
  • Organization (internal and external issues)
  • Risk register (miscellaneous & external providers)
  • Processes (risk identification/mitigation)
  • New product introduction – APQP
  • Risk – (product) design and development
  • Risk – production

  • Operational planning and control (APQP & PPAP and Work transfer)

  • The product quality planning cycle (P-D-C-A)
  • Understanding the ‘A’ and ‘Q’ of APQP
  • The APQP process – conformity with AS9145
  • Understanding product safety
  • Deploying ‘just culture’ (ethical behaviour)

  • Human factors

  • Understanding human factors – requirements
  • Identifying the ‘dirty dozen’ of causes

  • Counterfeit products

  • Understanding counterfeit products – requirements

  • Handling the greater flexibility with QMS documentation and the role of the Management Representative

  • The need for a Quality Manual? – minimum requirements
  • Deploying a QMS process-based approach using modern, visual, documentation
  • The need for a Management Representative? – requirements

Public sessions

Our public courses are run at the Woodland Grange Conference Centre, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6RN, UK.

On-site sessions

We are also running this 1-day session as an on-site event – call our hotline on +44 (0)7770 664 790 for details.

Who should attend

Personnel who will be responsible for handling the implementation and maintenance of the AS9100:2016 series of standards -

  • Quality professionals responsible for oversight of the QMS
  • Top Management (i.e. the organization's Leadership)
  • Process Owners (responsible for operational management)
  • Internal & Supplier Auditors


This highly interactive session provides all the guidance needed to upgrade your quality management system -

  • based on the P-D-C-A cycle
  • using a process-based approach
  • embodying risk-based thinking and ethical behaviour

The morning session identifies and explains all of the new, deleted and amended requirements introduced by ISO 9001:2015 plus the new additions imposed by AS9100:2016 Rev D. The afternoon session focuses on implementation strategies, and provides guidance on the selection and introduction of quality tools and methodologies that can be deployed to meet all of the new requirements.

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Participants successfully completing the AS9100 Understanding & implementing 1-day course will understand the additional requirements imposed by the AS9100:2016 series of standards and be confident to implement any necessary changes to their quality management system.

All participants will receive an training certificate containing TEC's internationally-recognized logo – confirming their understanding of the changed requirements.


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