AS9100C Internal Auditor Training
I.D. # C1120 Duration 3 Days

Internal audits are a requirement of the AS9100 Rev C standard and one of the fundamental requirements of the internal audit program is to verify the compliance of the organization┐s quality management system to the AS9100 standard. Internal auditors must be knowledgeable of these requirements and the expectations as identified in the standard. In addition, the requirements of AS9101Rev D have significantly changed the way audits are expected to be performed in the Aviation, Space and Defense industries.

This three-day internal auditor training program is designed to provide potential and existing internal auditors with the knowledge necessary to understand and successfully audit an organization against AS9100 Rev C: Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations. Additionally, attendees will participate in a detailed examination of the requirements of AS9101 Rev D: Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations. An overview of AS9101D Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organization will also be provided to identify the effect this standard has on the way internal audits should be conducted. Case studies and classroom exercises will also be presented in this class to provide participants the comprehensive knowledge and practical skills necessary to be an effective internal auditor.

Learning Objectives
By attending this training program you will be able to:
  • Identify the basic elements of a quality management system
  • Summarize the impact ISO 9000:2005 has on the application of other Standards
  • Identify and explain the requirements of AS9100:2009 Rev C including process approach, project planning, risk management, configuration management, and work transfer
  • Identify and explain the key requirements of AS9101:2010 Rev D Auditing a QMS
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to independently perform a quality management system audit
  • Identify the tools and techniques necessary for carrying out an effective audit
  • Document the outcomes of an audit
Who Should Attend
This training program is designed for quality professionals in the Aviation, Space and Defense industries who are involved in the internal audit program and/or management of quality systems seeking compliance to the AS9100 and AS9101 Standards.
Prior knowledge and experience is not required. However an understanding of the AS9100B Quality Management System standard and internal auditing concepts would be beneficial.
Seminar Content
Day One
  • Module 0: Agenda and Introductions
  • Module 1: Introduction to the basics of Quality Management Systems
  • Module 2: ISO-9000:2005 Overview
    • Terms and Definitions
  • Module 3: AS9100:2009, Rev C Overview
    • Quality Management System with emphasis on the Process Approach
    • Management Responsibility with emphasis on Customer Focus
    • Resource Management
    • Product Realization, with emphasis on
      • Project Management
      • Risk Management
      • Configuration Management
      • Work Transfer
    • Measurement, Analysis and Improvement
Day Two
  • Module 3: Continued
  • Module 4: AS9101:2009, Rev D Overview
    • Quality Management System with emphasis on the Process Approach
    • Management Responsibility with emphasis on Customer Focus
    • Understanding the new Aviation, Space & Defense 3rd Party Auditing Focus
    • Use of AS9100C Audit Forms
  • Module 5:
    • Overview of the Audit Life Cycle
    • Understand Audit Tools & Techniques
    • Effectively prepare to conduct an Audit
    • Effectively conducting QMS Audits
    • Writing effective audit documentation
Day Three
  • Module 5: Continued
  • Module 6:
    • Prepare to conduct an Audit (case studies)
    • Conduct an audit (simulated)
    • Report on the outcome of an audit
Instructor(s): Paul J. Kunder, Phil Klukas, or George Ringger
paul_kunder" Mr. Kunder is the President of Amera-Veritas, Inc., a provider of quality, safety, and risk management. Mr. Kunder is a lead instructor for the Aerospace Auditor Transition Training and is currently an International/Americas Quality Group and RABQSA AS9100 Aerospace Auditor and Quality System Lead Auditor (ref. #1834). He is active in standards development as a voting member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 176 which is responsible for development of the ISO 9001 Standard. He serves as the Vice Chair of the National ANSI/ASQ Z1A Committee on Auditing (ISO 19011) and on the US TAG Interpretations Committee. He has performed more than five hundred audits and has assisted more than eighty organizations with the development and certification of their quality management systems including the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Safety. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kunder was involved in the accreditation of several 3rd party registrars, acted as an administrator for the first RAB accredited registrar in the United States and works as a subcontract auditor for a number of registras. Mr. Kunder is an ASQ senior member and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Mr. Klukas is Vice President of Quality Systems International, a company specializing in aerospace quality management systems where he serves as a trainer and consultant. Mr. Klukas is a certified AS9100C Aerospace Industry Experienced Auditor (AIEA), Quality Management System Lead Auditor, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accreditation Witness Auditor, as well as an approved instructor for the IAQG Sanctioned AS9100C Aerospace Auditor Transition Training course. In addition, Mr. Klukas serves as a member of the RABQSA Aerospace Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Mr. Klukas was previously with United Registrar Services/TUV USA as Director ASD Technical Services, ASD Trainer, and ASD Lead Auditor. He has also served as the Western Regional Manager, Aerospace Business Development for RWTUV USA where he was a AS9100 trainer and assessor. His previous experience also includes TUV Rheinland of North America and Stat-A-Matrix where he served as a quality consultant and trainer.

George J. Ringger: Mr. Ringger has over three decades of experience in the commercial aviation and US defense industries. His practice provides full-time services in QMS certifications, engineering design, structural analysis, material flammability performance, FAA production approvals, employee training, QMS and supply-chain auditing. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mr. Ringger teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Mechanical/Structural Factors; Aerodynamics; Aviation Human Factors; Aviation System Safety Management; Aviation/Aero Industrial Safety Management; and Aviation Safety Program Management (SMS). Mr. Ringger has held executive positions in engineering and quality assurance for top defense and aviation manufacturers, FAA repair stations, and aftermarket distributors. His responsibilities included company-wide quality system training and acting as liaison in matters pertaining to compliance with all applicable ISO, AQMS, FAA, C.A.S.E., EASA, and International CAA regulations as well as air-carrier domestic and international regulatory issues. As a design engineer, he specialized in structural analysis, testing, and flammability performance of aircraft interior structures. Mr. Ringger holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree in Aerospace/Aviation Safety Systems, is a Board Licensed Professional Engineer in the field of Mechanical Engineering, and holds FAA-DER authorizations in both Aircraft Structures and Flammability. He holds certifications as both a FAA Manufacturing DAR (Airworthiness) and FAA Maintenance DAR (Export). In addition, he is HAZMAT and Six-Sigma Black Belt (Phase I & II) Certified, and is a certified ISO 9001, AS9120, and AS9100 Internal Auditor. He holds various patents and applications, has authored numerous technical reports and presentations, and is a contract writer/speaker for various trade organizations.

Fees: $1690 SAE Members*: $1352 - $1521
* The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process.  Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%