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Aero Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Committee Launches First Standard - Problem Solving

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2014 -

The SAE International G22 Aero Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Committee today announced the publication of its Problem Solving Standard (AS13000); the first formal output from the Technical Committee since its formation in 2013.


The group's mission is to improve the quality capability of the shared supply chain and reduce costs through eliminating waste.


The group aims to harmonize its current supplier quality management requirements using the following key principles:


·         Create simple, prescriptive standards requirements

·         Establish clear acceptance criteria

·         Create a common language for quality

·         Build on existing industry best practice, where it exists


The problem solving standard adopts the 8 Disciplines (8D) approach that is widely recognized across industry. It can also be supported globally through existing external training and consultancy organizations, therefore meeting the key principles of the AESQ.


Olivier Castets, Quality Manager at Snecma (Safran), led the working group, “Our previous processes had the same intent but the way they were described and reported were very different. For suppliers this was causing a high level of unintended complexity. I believe that we have created a new standard that will remove that complexity”.


The standard is now available via ( Each of the AESQ member companies is committed to implementing the new standard and will be communicating a specific deployment schedule to its own supply chain over the coming months.


The AESQ committee is continuing to work on other standards for publication later this year. This will include a supplier ‘Self Release’ training program, requirements for inspection frequency, and Measurement Systems Analysis. A working group focused on Process Flow, PFMEA, and Control Plans has also been launched.


For more information about this new standard and the G22 committee, please contact Becky DeGutis, email or call +1-724-772-4083.


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