is now available in two flavors: one for management and those responsible for oversight of Organizational Factors and SMS implementation, and one for everybody else. The Management version takes about four hours and includes seven topic quizzes. The shopfloor version is a video, takes about an hour, and includes a 25-question quiz. Though FAA Advisory Circular 120-92A is not presently mandatory for most aviation concerns, the day is likely to come soon, as rule-making is already underway. Details under the "Human Factors" menu button in the left panel.
NEW: Aircraft Electrical Bonding Certification to BAC5117 is now available. Details under the "On-Line Courses" menu button in the left panel.
AS 9100 Internal Auditor Training course
in Dallas, Texas, is scheduled for November 14-15, 2013.
AS 9100 Lead Auditor Training course
Kansas, is scheduled for November 7-8, 2013.
AS 9100 Lead Auditor Training course
in Dallas, Texas, is scheduled for December 9-13,
If interested in details or to enroll, please let
us know by email, or click
the AS9100/9110/9120 menu button in the left navigation panel.
The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for establishing new duty-time regulations covering maintenance workers involved in on-demand, fractional and all repair station operations, along with those involved with scheduled carriers. The recommendation is one of three new ones issued in late January, 2013, following the safety board's investigation of the Dec. 7, 2011 crash of a Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopter operated by Sundance Helicopters on a sightseeing trip outside Las Vegas. The pilot and four passengers were killed. The safety board cites inadequate maintenance as the probable cause of the accident, and finds that mechanic and inspector fatigue played a contributing role.
he IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group), continues to tweak the rules for
transitioning from revision B to revision C of AS 91XX, and the old "checklist," ISO 9101, is now out as
revision D. In late January of 2012, the IAQG updated the Supplemental Rules Document (SR001) regarding transition requirements
and consequences for companies not meeting the July 1, 2012 transition target date. See the drift of that update
by clicking here
Also of particular interest is our new on-line "Transitions" course that specifically details the changes to AS 9100 Rev C and pours over the new AS 9101D "Checklist" document. This offering includes editable Word documents that satisfy the Forms requirements, including the seven "appendix" forms, NCR, OER, PEAR, QMS Matrix and the audit report forms. The course includes insight you won't find anywhere else and answers to frequently asked questions.
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on-line course offerings to be made available in Spanish or other languages. If you see such a need, please let us know by email.
If you have six or more who need any of these training courses anywhere in the world,
contact Crucial Knowledge and
we'll try to arrange them at a time and place of your choosing. You may also contact Crucial Knowledge to request
a course outline in MSWord format for any of the courses listed, or to request development of a specific course
tailored to your needs.
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Our courses are developed by industry subject-matter experts in consultation with many governing entities,
including the FAA, EASA, ANSI Standards Committees, RABQSA/IRCA, the IAQG, A2LA, ISO, IEC, leading manufacturers and many others.
Crucial Knowledge offers two primary courses in GD&T: GD&T for inspection, design and engineering (24-hours),
and GD&T for Shop Floor level employees (16 hours).
GD&T for Inspection, Design and Engineering
What: This GD&T course is designed for those employed in the aerospace engineering, design and
inspection fields and provides an understanding of GD&T principles and applications for the ASME Y14.5M-1994 standards. Learn the
key elements, symbols and concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Know what datums apply and when. Read and understand
Feature Control Frames.
Who: The instructor, Mr. James Keith, has 25 years of experience in aerospace design and inspection. He is an active,
voting member of the ASME Y14.5 (GD&T), the Y14.8 (forgings and castings) and Y14.43 (functional gauging and fixtures) Standards
Cost: $599. Includes all necessary materials, training and text.
GD&T for Shop Floor Employees
What: This 16-hour GD&T introductory course is intended for shop floor employees and others who need
to know how to interpret and work with GD&T blueprints in the measurement, fabrication and assembly of production components and tooling.
Who: The instructor is Mr. James Keith.
When: Class meets from 8 a.m. to Noon, on four consecutive Mondays.
Cost: $289 includes all necessary materials, training and pocket guide.
Think youíve already got what it takes? Take an on-line GD&T pretest by clicking
Read a paper (.pdf from Quality Digest Magazine) by the instructor on how
GD&T can save you money by clicking here.
Comments from those who
recently attended GD&T for Inspection, Design and Engineering:
"This class will help me design better
products, and improve company profits by reducing production costs."
"This is a much needed skill for me to
bring to my job."
"My employer will see cost reductions
for inspection and for out-sourced parts."
"The instructor not only knew the
material, but he explained how to apply it in appropriate ways."
"I recommend that all engineers and
quality inspectors that use GD&T attend."
This one-hour online course is designed to meet the training recommendations for all eight target groups* laid
out in FAA Advisory Circular AC 120-94 - Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems Training Program. In addition to a
brief history of incidents and accidents attributed to wiring, the video covers inspection tools, methods and techniques; common
flaws and problems; wire and connector types; best practices; safety; housekeeping; ESD; tool calibration; important data and
tables; definitions of EWIS tasks; wire identification ; insulation qualities and damage limits; wire bundle installation practices;
and typical damage and areas found. Includes a 9 page student guide in .pdf format (with links to the AC and other helpful
information sources), and a test of 25 questions (true/false and multiple choice). Reporting to your designated focal includes
student information, time-on-task tracking and exam score.
*Target groups are: Personnel performing electrical wiring interconnection systems maintenance, personnel performing maintenance
inspections on electrical wiring interconnection systems, personnel performing electrical/avionic engineering on in-service aircraft,
personnel performing general maintenance/inspections not involving wire maintenance, personnel performing other engineering or planning
work on in-service aircraft, other service staff with duties in proximity to electrical wiring interconnection systems, flight deck
crew, and cabin crew.
This interactive course assists students, using structured exercises, to analyze in detail the requirements of
the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard relating to the internal audit program for testing and calibration labs. The ISO/IEC introduced the
updated standard in May, 2005. Students learn how to design an internal audit program that includes program scope and schedule,
auditor selection and training, audit resource allocation, internal audit documentation and records, etc. Students participate in
simulated internal audit exercises, review sections of quality manuals from fictitious companies, participate in
exercises where they examine documents, work instructions and records.
View an online demonstration of this course by clicking
This video is based on best practices and Boeing's Standard BAC5000, which requires that persons involved in the
mixing, applying and in-process and final inspection of sealant shall be certified in accordance with BSS7604. Students learn about
sealant classes, application techniques, sealant types, mixing, squeeze-out life, silicone and non-silicone sealants, film adhesives,
adhesive application tools, effects of temperature and humidity, sealant storage, and safety. This course covers common sealants types,
levels of sealing, sealing methods, handling times, curing rates, storage and validation requirements and sealant classes. Online
video presentation, 82 page student guide in .pdf format, and a test of 32 questions (true/false and multiple choice). Time
allotment: 1 hour. (Note: Crucial Knowledge also offers an instructor lead 8-hour certification course.)
This video is based on best practices, Boeing's Standard BAC5009, and FAA Advisory Circular 43-13. Included
are several case study examples of accidents based on improper torque, type of torque wrenches, formula for determining conversions
and use of wrenches with adapters and attachments, hardware designations and specifications, safety wiring techniques, washers, and
other hardware. According to Boeing MEDA investigation reports, fasteners left undone or improperly completed are the number one
cause of maintenance related incidents and accidents. Online video presentation, 5 page student guide in .pdf format (with links
to additional information sources), and a test of 25 questions (true/false and multiple choice). Time allotment: 1 hour. (Note:
Crucial Knowledge also offers an instructor lead 8-hour certification course.)
This interactive environmental course uses structured exercises to analyze in detail the requirements of the
ISO 14001 standard relating to the internal audit program. Learn how to design an internal audit program that includes: program
scope and schedule; auditor selection and training; audit resource allocation; and internal audit documentation and records.
Participate in simulated internal audit exercises to: review the requirements of the standard; conduct an audit interview and
examine related documents, work instructions, and records; and record your findings and prepare an audit report.