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AS9145 APQP and PPAP Essentials


This course will provide all delegates with an awareness of the advantages and expected benefits of using the APQP and PPAP processes from planning, product design and development through to process design, validation and on-going production.


2 days

  • Wed 07 Aug
    2 days, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
    • £1,095.00 excl. VAT


This 2 day AS9145 Essentials course will provide all attendees with an awareness of the AS9145 standard, which provides the framework for the introduction of new products across the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The standard aims to embed APQP and PPAP best practice within an organisation's New Product Introduction process.

Who should attend?

Senior Managers, Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) activities including Control Plans.

Course Outline

  • Understand the Aerospace Advanced Product Quality Planning Process (APQP)
  • Understand the 5 phases of APQP 
  • Understand Key APQP outputs 
  • Understand the concept of Customer Specific Requirements 
  • Understand the Aerospace Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Understand the PPPAP Approval form
  • Understand PPAP disposition and resulting actions

Benefits and Learning Objectives

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is used to support the introduction of new products and processes as well as managing changes to existing products and processes. Companies that apply Advanced Product Quality Planning, gain improved efficiencies and reduced costs in new product and new process introductions, with lower product defects and better on time delivery performance.

Companies that apply Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) as the culmination of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), gain greater customer confidence in their ability to introduce new products and processes or make changes to existing products and processes.


Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum AS9145 Essentials Certificate.

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