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SimpleQuE nominated for the 2024 ASA Champion Award – Change Category

May 22, 2024

  Congratulations on the nomination for the 2024 ASA Champion Award! SimpleQuE is honored to be nominated by the members of the Aviation Suppliers Association for the 2024 ASA Champion Award in the Change Category. This award recognizes an individual or company whose efforts have made a positive impact in their market sector within the…

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An Invitation to View the Atlas V Silentbarker Rocket Launch Up Close

August 28, 2023

SimpleQuE Representatives to View the Atlas V Silentbarker Rocket Launch National Space Club Florida Committee (NSCFC) and Brig. Gen. Kristen Panzenhagen, Space Launch Delta 45 Commander, have invited simpleQuE’s Jim Lee and Shirley Kennedy to view the Atlas V Silentbarker rocket launch up close on August 29, 2023. The launch window is from 8:32-9:34 AM…

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The Benefits of AS9110 Certification for Aircraft MRO Repair Stations

May 15, 2023

What is AS9110 and what are the benefits for aircraft MRO companies? While obtaining regulatory approval under Part 145 is a necessary requirement for an aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility to operate, obtaining AS9110 certification can provide additional benefits. The AS9110 standard defines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations whose primary…

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ASQ’s CQSDI – Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries Forum 2023

March 6, 2023

The Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries Forum (CQSDI) 2023 SimpleQuE will be attending and exhibiting at the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries Forum (CQSDI) on March 14-16, 2023 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This year’s theme revolves around quality professionals’ keys to success – agility, adaptability and transformation.…

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SimpleQuE Wins the Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Consulting Service Award for 2023

February 16, 2023

ISO and AS consulting agency, simpleQuE, has been awarded Aerospace and Defense Review’s Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Consulting Service companies for 2023   SimpleQuE, an ISO 9001 certified, independent consulting, training, and internal auditing service provider, announced today that it has been named one of the Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Consulting Service companies for…

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AS9018 – What Is It And Who Does It Apply To?

November 21, 2022

What is AS9018 and who does it apply to? The AS9018 standard – “Aerospace Customer Identified Major Quality Management System Nonconformity Other Party Collaborative Corrective Action Process” was published in October 2021. This is an Americas-only standard, currently used by the DCMA (US Department of Defense) to get the 3rd party Certification Bodies (CB’s) involved…

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The Benefits of AIMM – The Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model

August 3, 2022

  Learn How to be an AIMM® Maverick in This Free Webinar In this video, Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE, discusses the benefits of AIMM® (the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model), its purpose, and structure.   Standards, like AS9100, require and promote continual improvement, but standards can’t be used to measure the progression of improvement achieved.  Once…

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AS9100:2016 – Does your aerospace company effectively monitor external providers? By Jim Lee

April 5, 2022

AS9100D Clause 8.4: Control of External Providers  AS9100D was released in 2016 and one significant change from the previous version is the requirement for greater control of external providers and sub-tier suppliers, based on risk. For example: Delegations in clause 8.4.2 requires you to periodically monitor the external provider’s delegated verification activities. Auditors are going…

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SimpleQuE to exhibit at the ASQ CQSDI in March 2022

SimpleQuE to exhibit at the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries

March 11, 2022

Join us at the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries SimpleQuE is attending and exhibiting at the 29th Annual Collaboration on Quality In the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI) Forum on March 15-17, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida (not far from our Space Coast office). The CQSDI forum will focus on “Adaptive…

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Understanding the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM)

Understanding the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM) Free Online Resource

January 27, 2022

  What is AIMM®? The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has developed the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM®) to help AS9100 companies understand the maturity level of their AS9100 quality management system (QMS), and identify areas where they might be at risk, and where improvement opportunities exist. AIMM® is for organizations that want to continually…

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