Standard Issues: From Reactive to Proactive
How AS9145 can change the way your organization identifies risk
- Quality Progress
- June 2023
- Volume 56 Issue 6
- pp. 48-51
- Gray, Jennifer
- Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, KS
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The Aerospace Standard AS9145—Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is an upcoming standard for the aerospace, space and defense industry. The standard takes us from a reactive state to a more proactive state. APQP requires upfront risk and issue identification and mitigation during the planning process to ensure a higher probability of stable and consistent processes before manufacturing. If implemented well, it will eliminate quality and engineering issues before they’re transferred to suppliers or customers.