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Prepare for AS13100 Compliance
AS13100 is Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Production Organizations. It is intended to be flowed down contractually as a customer requirement in PO’s and supplier manuals by the engine makers.
Published in March 2021, AS13100 is being rolled out by each of the aerospace engine manufacturers (GE, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, and Safran) in their contractual requirements. These manufacturers and their major suppliers have completed new standards and reference manuals to ensure the improved quality of parts in the aerospace engine supply chain. The AS13100 document references AS9100 and AS9145 clause by clause and adds extra aero engine requirements while including core defect prevention quality tools to support APQP and PPAP.
AS13100 is intended to simplify supplier quality requirements by harmonizing about 60% of these four-engine manufacturer’s supplier requirements. There is an industry desire to have the first-tier suppliers in compliance by the end of 2022, and all of the aero engine makers have communicated the requirements and timeline to their suppliers.
Note: AS13100 is not a certification! This is not a standard you get certified to. It’s a compliance requirement with evidence through an annual self-assessment. Certification bodies will not provide a quote for AS13100 certification.
If you’re in the aerospace engine supply chain, learn how AS13100 and AS9145 apply to you. Contact us today to find out how we can help you be most effective in implementing and utilizing these tools.
Incorporating AS13100 into your Quality Management System
SimpleQuE’s aerospace quality experts are here to help and have already helped some engine parts suppliers to:
- Conduct gap assessments to AS13100 and AS9145 to determine what needs to change from existing systems, processes and documentation,
- Complete the annual self-assessment using the RM13009 checklist,
- Implement APQP and PPAP,
- Train and facilitate proper and effective implementation of Process Flow Diagrams, Design FMEAs (DFMEA), Process FMEAs (PFMEA), Control Plans, Gauge R&R’s (variable and attribute), MSA plans, SPC, etc.
- Conduct enhanced internal audit requirements for QMS audits, production process audits, product audits, and special process audits, including customer requirements and regulatory requirements included as appropriate
- Implement enhanced risk management processes with risk registers
- Meet the supply chain risk management processes.
Contact us if you’re in the aerospace engine supply chain, and find out how we can help you be most effective in implementing and utilizing these tools.