Quality Assurance for Space Projects

Date: 26th to 28th June 2018 plus optional 1/2 Day on 29th June 2018
Location: Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone, Ireland

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
  • Training
  • Qualification/Certification
  • 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 also download a PDF copy of the Space Industry Skillnet IAASS Quality Assurance Training Course Syllabus June 26-28 2018

Course Structure – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

The course is organized in two main sessions:

  • A plenary session lasting 1 and 1/2 days covering general Quality Assurance topics
  • A specialized session lasting 1 and 1/2 days addressing Hardware Quality Assurance

You may download a PDF copy of the Space QA training course agenda here: Space QA Training Course Agenda 26th to 28th June 2018

Course Instructor – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

Tommaso Sgobba
Executive Director, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety.
Previous Position; Head of PA & Safety Office, International Space Station Utilization Dept., ESA Human Spaceflight, Microgravity & Exploration Directorate.

Tommaso Sgobba is an internationally recognised expert and in the field of Quality Assurance in the Space Industry and he is the IAASS Conference Programme Committee Chairman with more than 30 years experience in the Aerospace Quality Assurance field.

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 organizations 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 material 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 organizations.

The course 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 1/2 Day – EN/AS9100C Training Course

  • 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

Course Instructor – Optional 1/2 Day – EN/AS9100C Training Course

Tommaso Sgobba.

Course Structure – Optional 1/2 Day – EN/AS9100C Training Course 

  • An optional session lasting 1/2 day addressing the EN/AS9100C 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.

Registration Please register for attendance at the course by sending a completed Space Quality Assurance June 2018 – Booking Form to the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

Participants requiring assistance with directions to the Space Industry Skillnets training venue in the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, should contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan at catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Accommodation There is a wide variety of accomodation in Athlone to suit all levels of taste & expense.

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)

 

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