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SAE International Standards Committee Publishes New Aero Engine Supply Chain Training Requirements

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 16, 2015 -

SAE International’s G-22 Aero Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) announces the publication of the AS13001: Supplier Self Release Training Requirements standard and the accompanying Common Training for Self-Release Delegates.

The G-22 Committee was created to develop, specify, maintain and promote quality standards specific to the Aero Engine supply chain. One of the primary objectives of this group is to reduce customer (OEM) specific requirements through a focused set of standards that integrate industry best practice and aero engine unique elements. 

In the aerospace industry, supplier self-release is a process whereby a supplier has been provided the authority to act on behalf of a delegating organization to verify and release products without additional oversight from that delegating organization.  Commonly referred to as DSQR, SARA, SRP, and DQCR, among others. Each of these delegating organizations has historically managed unique training for the individuals responsible for the self-release of their product.  Suppliers producing products for multiple delegating organizations would have to manage the burden of multiple training requirements.

Recognizing a strong commonality among their various training programs, the OEM and Supplier organizations have worked under the G-22 Committee to consolidate the training into a single, common standard.  This has been developed to improve quality and reduce costs through the removal of duplication between each delegating organization’s individual training requirements.  

The Aerospace Supplier Quality: Common Training for Self-Release Delegates is a three-day foundations course that provides self-release delegates with a comprehensive and standardized set of requirements for carrying-out the self-release process. This course is designed to cover the key elements of the process and includes detailed explanation of the over-inspection activities along with validation through the completion of a learning assessment.

When the AS13001 standard is imposed from any delegating organization as a requirement, this foundations course is recognized as satisfying the respective customer training element.  In addition to this training, delegating organizations may also require additional validation of the individual or supplier to take place prior to the self-release authorization being granted.

The Aerospace Supplier Quality: Common Training for Self-Release Delegates course is available through SAE International and will be offered in multiple locations.  There is a registration fee associated with this training.  

The following links provide additional information:

·         AS13001: Supplier Self-Release Training Requirements standard is a free document that describes the training requirements for self-release personnel.

·         Aerospace Supplier Quality: Common Training for Self-Release Delegates contains information related to the course schedule and registration along with an expanded course description.

·         Probitas Authentication is the 3rd party personnel certification body tasked with issuing delegate credentials and maintaining records.

For additional information, contact Rich DeMary, Education Program Developer at SAE International, at or 1-724-772-7154.

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