Understanding AS 9120 B (2016)

Course description

The industry has created IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group), made up of representatives from Aerospace and Defense companies in the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe, to achieve significant quality improvements and cost reductions throughout the value chain.

IAQG has prepared the 9100:2016 (AS – English version and EN – French version, published in 2017), from which the AS 9120:206 standard is derived, is intended for use by organizations that distributes parts for Aviation, Space and Defense manufacturers.

Standard 9120:2017 has been revised (Revision B) to incorporate the new structure and content of ISO 9001:2015. In addition, to meet the needs of stakeholders, industry requirements, definitions and notes were also revised.

Target clientele

The course is relevant for anyone wishing to discover and understand the above standards, as well as for those wishing to refresh or upgrade their knowledge on the subject.

The course is relevant regardless of the size and nature of the organization's activities.

Course objective

This course aims for participants to develop a good understanding of the key requirements of ISO 9001:2015 “Quality Management System – Requirements” and the additional requirements for the aerospace and defense industry, as provided by 9120:2017 ver. B. B.

Although this course focuses on the specific requirement of operational activities, it provides an excellent overview of all the components of a mature QMS”.


The course covers the following topics:

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Operational activities
  • Support
  • Performance assessment and improvement
  • Organizational context and planning
  • Leadership

The visual support material has been highly recognized for over 25 years. It highlights key points, making it easier to understand and retain the information provided. Full documentation is also provided.

Our instructors are recognized for their skills, their knowledge of standards, their extensive practical experience and their pedagogical know-how. They know how to create a dynamic, friendly atmosphere. They follow up with questions and answers, exercises, examples and exchanges.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Total time

1 day (7 hours)



Available Dates

If the available dates are not suitable for your schedule, contact us to be added to the waiting list or request a private session.

No public sessions are currently planned for this course.