Date: 25th , 26th & 27th June 2013 plus optional 1/2 Day on 28th June
Overview – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
An introductory course in Quality Assurance for managers and engineers new to quality principles and processes and for QA practitioners with no previous space projects experience. The participants will acquire an overall understanding of quality principles and requirements and how to apply them for achieving product conformity, customer satisfaction and increase productivity in space projects.
This course is being provided by leading experts in space QA from the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (www.iaass.org) as part of the IAASS Space Safety Academy.
Course Objectives – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
- The course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of:
- Key role of management in setting quality objectives for the organisation, how to establish policy, organisation and allocate responsibilities.
- Measuring the quality and promoting improvements.
- Quality in manufacturing, integration, testing and storage.
- Quality records, process control, workmanship standards, traceability, inspections, calibration system;How to conduct internal and external quality audits;Managing non-conformities.
- The importance of alerts systems;
- Statistical methods in brief.
Who should Attend? – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
- Managers and engineers who are new to quality principles and processes for space projects
- Quality Assurance practicioners with no previous space projects experience
Course Syllabus – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
- Evolution of Quality concepts
- Basic Values and Principles
- QA Organisation models
- Establishing the QA Documentation
- Conducting Audits
- QA during major project phases
- Standards evolution
- Non-conformance Control
- H/W Quality Assurance (Inspection, Metrology and Calibration, Statistical Methods, etc.)
- Cost of Quality
You may download a PDF of the Space QA Training Course Syllabus 25th to 27th June 2013 here.
Course Structure – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
The course is organised in two main sessions:
- A plenary session lasting 1 and 1/2 days covering general Quality Assurance topics
- A specialised session lasting 1 and 1/2 days addressing Hardware Quality Assurance
You may download a copy of the Space QA training course agenda here: Space QA Training Course Agenda 25th to 27th June 2013
Course Fee – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
The fees for the 3 day Quality Assurance for Space Projects training course are;
IAASS Member: €1400 per Participant
Non-Member: €1550 per Participant
Space Industry Skillnet Member: POA
A discount is available to organisations who send more than 2 participants, where each additional participants will be charged at the rate of an IAASS Member.
This fee includes all course materiial and lunches and course banquet on Wednesday evening.
Overview – Optional 1/2 Day EN/AS9100C Training Course
An optional 1/2 day has been added to provide training in the EN/AS 9100C quality system for those who are interested. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the aerospace quality system requirements and to meet the needs of a wide range of aerospace organisations. It is aimed at;
- Individuals who will lead the EN/AS9100C certification effort in their company
- Individuals who seek a better understanding of transition requirements
- Individuals who want a good understanding of the requirements of EN/AS9100C and/or EN/AS9101D
- Those who want to know what to expect from a EN/AS9100C certification audit
- Management Representative Auditors preparing for sanctioned training
This course is designed to identify the differences between EN/AS9100’s Revision B and Revision C and provide the necessary guidance for companies to make the transition between the two. It will also prove valuable to those organizations seeking initial certification to EN/AS9100C.
Course Outline - Optional EN/AS 9100 1/2 Day Training
• Detailed Discussion of the Differences Between EN/AS9100B and EN/AS9100C
• The Process Approach
• Detailed discussion of the EN/AS9101D Standard
• Risk Management
• Configuration Management
• Project Management
• Process Nonconformities
• Implementation Planning and Action
• Key elements of EN/AS 9110 , EN/AS 9120 , EN/AS 9003 and 9115 Requirements
Course Structure – EN/AS9100 Quality System
- An optional session lasting 1/2 day addressing the EN/AS9100 Aerospace Quality standard
Course Fee - Optional 1/2 Day on EN/AS9100C Training Course:
Attendees at “Quality Assurance for Space Projects” course: €150
Non-Attendees at ”Quality Assurance for Space Projects” course: €250
This fee includes all course materiials.
Eligibility for Job Seekers
Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;
Contact & Directions
Participants requiring assistance with directions to the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre and/or accommodation in Athlone should contact the Network Manager, email@example.com
Local Map of Athlone with Location of Midlands Innovation & Research Centre.
To see location of MIRC on a detailed map see: MIRC Geographic Location Map
MIRC GPS Co-Ordinates: N 53o24.956′ W 007o53.989′
There is a wide variety of accomodation in Athlone to suit all levels of taste & expense. You can find contact details for all hotels in the Athlone area at Athlone Hotels.
Note: The closest hotel to the training centre is the Creggan Court Hotel (5 Minutes) www.creggancourt.com Most hotels are within 15 to 20 minutes of the training centre.
You can find out more about places of interest and places to eat at www.athlone.ie
The training course instructors and invited speakers are internationally recognised experts and in the field of Quality Assurance in the Space Industry.
Tommaso Sgobba – Quality Assurance for Space Projects
IAASS Conference Programme Committee Chairman with more than 30 years experience in Aerospace QA field.
Stefano Cruciani – EN/AS9100 Quality System
Who are the IAASS?
The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the field of space systems safety. In October 2004 IAASS became member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). For more information please visit http://www.iaass.org. The philosophy of the IAASS is best summed up in the following:
“Over the long run the safety of all human beings in the global commons of space is a responsibility that must be shared by all space-faring powers” (G. Rodney, NASA Associated Administrator S&MA 40th IAF Congress, October 1989, Beijing – China)