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Course overview:  

This 2 day AS9145 Essentials course will provide all attendees with an awareness of the AS9145 standard, which provides the framework for the introduction of new products across the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The standard aims to embed APQP and PPAP best practice within an organisation's New Product Introduction process.

Who should attend:  

Senior Managers, Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) activities including Control Plans.


Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum AS9145 Essentials Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is used to support the introduction of new products and processes as well as managing changes to existing products and processes.  Companies that apply Advanced Product Quality Planning, gain improved efficiencies and reduced costs in new product and new process introductions, with lower product defects and better on time delivery performance.

Companies that apply Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) as the culmination of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), gain greater customer confidence in their ability to introduce new products and processes or make changes to existing products and processes.

This course will provide all delegates with an awareness of the advantages and expected benefits of using the APQP and PPAP processes from planning, product design and development through to process design, validation and on-going production.

Topics covered:  

  • Understand the Aerospace Advanced Product Quality Planning Process (APQP)
  • Understand the 5 phases of APQP 
  • Understand Key APQP outputs 
  • Understand the concept of Customer Specific Requirements 
  • Understand the Aerospace Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Understand the PPPAP Approval form
  • Understand PPAP disposition and resulting actions

Why choose Industry Forum:  

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.

Course booking details:  

Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
23/06/2021 - 24/06/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £625 Spaces Available Book

Important information

If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :

Virtual Class Technical Requirements

To access a virtual class you must have the following:

  • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
  • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
  • Webcam (preferably)
  • A Chrome web browser
  • Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access

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