Understanding AS9120B:2016 Standard: Quality Management Systems & Requirements C1706

The requirements of the AS9120, Rev. B, EN9120B and JIAQ9120B Standards have significantly changed and are based on the NEW ISO9001:2015 Standard. This two-day training program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to understand and comprehend the NEW requirements described in AS9120 Rev. B, Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors. The course includes classroom instruction combined with class exercises to further reinforce concepts and definitions now required by the standard. The course is taught from the aviation distributor"s perspective and is a must for all individuals or organizations involved in the procurement of parts, materials, and assemblies with the intent to resell these products to customers in the aviation, space, and defense industries.

Attendees will receive a copy of AS9120, Rev. B, Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors.

Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the rationale for AS9120B:2016
  • Identify the purpose of the new 10-clause high-level management system structure, as it relates to AS9120B:2016
  • Recognize the process approach in AS9120B:2016
  • Integrate AS9120B:2916 requirements into the organization's core business processes
  • Define the context of an organization
  • Identify when risk, counterfeit parts, and product safety should be considered
  • Identify the essential components of resources needed for compliance
  • Evaluate when Clause 8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services might be applicable to and aviation, space and defense distributors
  • Explain the concept of risk-based thinking in AS9120B:2016
  • Assess when product safety, human factors, suspect counterfeit parts, and suspected unapproved parts should be considered when making decisions

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for aerospace quality management professionals such as: quality control managers, quality assurance managers, product managers, business development managers and supply chain managers. This course outlines changes in the standard which impact supplier quality in areas such as: distribution, purchasing, sales, product development, service development, and repair station operations. The information presented in this seminar would also compliment other SAE seminars such as,  AS9100:2016 Rev D: Transitioning to the New Requirements (ID# C1633), or AS9100D Internal Auditor Training (ID# C1634).


Participants should have a basic knowledge of aerospace quality management processes.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

  • Introduction
  • Recognizing the rationale for AS9120B:2016
  • High level structure, Annex SL- purpose
  • Major changes - ISO9001:2015
  • Major changes - AS9120B:2016
  • Terms and definitions - AS9120B:2016
  • Process approach
  • Context of the organization (Clause 4)
  • Leadership (Clause 5)
  • Planning (Clause 6)
  • Support (Clause 7)
  • Operational planning and control (Clause 8.1)
  • Requirements for Products and Services (Clause 8.2)
  • Design and development of products and services (Clause 8.3)
  • Control of externally provided processes, products, and services (Clause 8.4)
  • Production and service provision (Clause 8.5)
  • Release of products and services (Clause 8.6)
  • Control of nonconforming outputs (Clause 8.7)
  • Performance evaluation (Clause 9)
  • Improvement (Clause 10)
  • Human Factors
  • Managing Risk
  • Transition timeline & support information
  • Final wrap up
George Ringger

Mr. Ringger is a member of the IAQG AS9120 Writing Team. He 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 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 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.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $1449.00

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