AESQ Holds Tokyo Supplier Forum

The Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group held a Supplier Forum hosted by IHI and attracting 115 attendees in Tokyo, Japan, October 10, 2018.

The keynote was delivered by Mr. Toshihiko Noguchi, Deputy SVP – Engineering and Maintenance, ANA.  Noguchi focused his remarks on Voice of the Customer from the ANA perspective.

Mr. Honglei Zhu, Production Manager, SAM Suzhou Co. Ltd., presented their experience “Deploying AS13004 to Achieve Zero Defects” as a supplier success case study.

Attendees to the Supplier Forum learned the latest information on the SAE G-22 Committee’s AS13xxx series of aerospace engine supplier quality standards. This series was developed to set common quality requirements for the global aerospace engine supply chain to operate more efficiently.

Those in attendance were able to share their views and experiences with the current set of standards as well as provide feedback for inclusion in several new standards currently under development including problem solving, internal audit requirements, process control and supplier management.

About AESQ
The Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group, a program of the SAE ITC, was established to develop, specify, maintain, promote and deploy quality standards specific to the Aerospace Engine supply chain. This work is intended to reduce customer specifics through a focused set of standards that integrate industry best practice and aerospace engine unique elements.

AESQ member companies include GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Safran, GKN, PCC, MTU and Arconic.

Further information about AESQ including G-22 standards, future events, training opportunities and supporting documents can be found on AESQ's website at:

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