The Quality Horizon Podcast

The Quality Horizon Podcast

The International Aerospace Quality Group® (IAQG) sets the high standard for quality within the worldwide supply chain of the aerospace aviation, space, and defense industry. As the creator of The Quality Horizon podcast, the IAQG looks to share news and updates related to products and services of the IAQG. The podcast will feature interviews with aerospace leaders that cover a mix of topics including certification and oversight, standard revisions, OASIS v3, sector news, requirements news, relationship news, industry responses, and much more.


September 5, 2023 25 mins

In this podcast, our guest Carl Zimmerman, IAQG IDS for the 9102 Standard and quality auditor for Spirit AeroSystems, shares valuable insights on the changes and improvements to the 9102 Revision C. 

Zimmerman sheds light on the key aspects of the revision, the important roles of the writing team, and how the SCMH played an important role in enhancing quality processes across the supply chain.


The mass interest in this revision is i...

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In this episode, we talk with Gaëlle LeBouar about the differences between ISO 9001 and EN 9100 and how they complement each other.

ISO 9001 certification signifies a company's commitment to delivering consistent quality products/services that meet customer expectations based on the seven principles of ISO 9001: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision-making, and ...

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Join us in this episode as we delve into the multitude of benefits that come with IAQG membership. Our esteemed guests, Akiko Hattori, Susie Neal, and Guiseppe Leoni, who have been long-time IAQG participants, will shed light on the advantages of joining the IAQG.

One of the remarkable aspects of IAQG membership is that there is no fee associated with joining. However, the value it brings is immeasurable. By becoming a member, you o...

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Our guests André Lacroix and Siegfried Brauner joined our podcast to share some insight into the IAQG Space Forum and Defence Team and the importance of having these relationship teams.

You will hear more about the types of trade and government organizations that each work with while learning about some successes as they work with various IAQG writing teams. 

We touch on ICOP and the increasing use of this process by defens...

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March 28, 2023 14 mins

Our special guest today is Suguru Watanabe, director of quality commercial aviation systems for Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI). Watanabe is also the Asia Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) sector lead for the IAQG.

In this episode, we explore the current efforts within the APAQG for expanding the membership and project initiatives including the Single SDO, ICOP scheme for 9120 in Japan, and the certification status of the 9100...

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February 28, 2023 23 mins

We sat down with the Quality Executive Director for Leonardo, Fortunato “Nino” Giardina, to discuss the EAQG and the role, importance, and value their sector brings to the IAQG.

In this podcast, you will hear more about the origin of the EAQG, and how leadership opened up opportunities within the sector to increase membership, and achieve growth, change, and harmonization.

Giardina also shares his passion for the early careers p...

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We decided to have a sit down with Tim Lee and Darrell Taylor to talk about the changes and improvements to the 9104-1 and the introduction of the Organization Certification Analysis Process, otherwise known as OCAP.

The conversation highlights some key points and answers questions about why the improvements were necessary and what’s really changed. 

Take a listen if you want to hear about 9104-1 and OCAP’s process, concept, and how ...

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January 10, 2023 17 mins

Joining us to talk about the Supply Chain Management Handbook (SCMH) and its parent Product and Supply Chain Improvement (PSCI) is Marc Doolittle, IAQG lead for PSCI - which oversees the development and deployment of SCMH.
 In this podcast, we answer the questions:
 ° What is SCMH?
 ° Why was it created?
 ° Who does it help or benefit the most?
 ° How does it work?
 ° Where can you find this informatio...

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The Quality Horizon is focused on expanding the knowledge of our listeners on products and tools within the IAQG.
In this episode, we're joined by Jennifer Gray with Spirit Aerosystems who talks about APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process).
We're tackling the topic at a high level and asking the questions - What is APQP? How does PPAP work within the APQP...

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The IAQG has 26 standards in place to assist in the quality management of member companies within the aerospace and defense industry.

 We wanted to break down the standards and understand the basics and the importance of these requirements, so we invited Alan Daniels with The Boeing Company to be our guest and expand on this topic. Daniels serves as chair of the requirements for the IAQG and vice president of the AAQG. 

He ...

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October 31, 2022 15 mins

This podcast is for all IAQG members to learn more about AIMM, the Aerospace Information Maturity Model.

We spoke to the lead for AIMM, Roberto Ciaschi.  He clearly defines AIMM and shares the value, features benefits and usefulness AIMM brings to companies while also highlighting its importance and necessity within the aerospace and defense industry. 

We address questions about the safety and security of organizational inf...

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In today’s podcast episode, Eric DuBois, vice president of Safran Cabin, performance team lead with the IAQG, and contributor to the 9100 standard joins us to discuss the performance team and the importance of measurement. 

We are answering the tough questions – how do we (IAQG) hold ourselves accountable? How do we measure our performance and how do we continue to evolve?

Take a listen to this episode for the answers to these questi...

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September 13, 2022 13 mins

Our latest podcast discusses Certification Oversight, formerly known as Other Party Management Team (OPMT). The decision to change the name was simple—the team wanted the name to make sense to people as soon as they read it and be clear about the responsibility of the team within IAQG.

Listen to learn more about the name change and the responsibilities of the Certification Oversight team, with special guest Eric Jefferies, Senior Ma...

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With the launch of OASIS v3 fast approaching, we invited two integral people related to the project, Susie Neal, IAQG sponsor for OASIS, and Greg Fontaine acting IAQG IT focal, and project manager, to discuss why we are launching OASIS v3 now and what will be different? 

Neal remarked, “this is an exciting time for the International Aerospace Industry and the IAQG because we are embarking on new territory that will help us become mo...

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August 2, 2022 18 mins

The IAQG is proud to release the very first episode of The Quality Horizon. This podcast was developed exclusively for professionals in the aerospace and defense industry with a specific focus on bringing relevant, up-to-date information and educational data to IAQG members.

To kick off this first podcast we sat down with Andy Maher, quality director for BAE Systems Air Sector and current president of the IAQG.

This episode is all ab...

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