SAE Standards Development

AESQ Supplier Forum Attracts Record Attendance

Ian Riggs The Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group, a participant group founded within SAE's Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC), held its Supplier Forum for the first time in Singapore on April 6, achieving a record attendance of nearly 100 aerospace engine supply chain leaders.

The AESQ Supplier Forum, hosted by Rolls-Royce, provided the latest information about SAE G-22 Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) committee standards, developed to set common quality requirements for the global aero engine supply chain to operate more efficiently. The forum provided attendees with an opportunity to share their views and experiences with the current set of standards and exchange best practice deployment stories.

AESQ educated attendees on the latest work streams for implementing SAE G-22 standards and collected participant feedback for inclusion in new standards currently being developed. As the benefits of implementing G-22 standards have spread throughout the industry, attendance at AESQ's Supplier Forums has grown five-fold.

"AESQ has significantly influenced the aerospace community by eliminating waste, reducing costs, and increasing quality capabilities," said Ian Riggs (shown), Head of Quality Assurance, Audit and Zero Defects Program, Rolls-Royce and AESQ founding chair. "In coordination with AESQ, the industry continues to strive for excellence by removing unintended complexity and continuing to drive engineering excellence and knowledge across the aerospace industry."