Free Nadcap Regional Technical Symposia A Success, To Be Repeated in 2016

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Free Nadcap Regional Technical Symposia A Success, To Be Repeated in 2016

24 March 2016

At the end of 2015, five Nadcap technical symposia took place in the USA and Europe, covering both the East Coast and West Coast of the USA and two European countries.

These symposia were free of charge to offer companies that are not normally able to send a representative to Nadcap meetings the opportunity to gain technical information/knowledge that will help them better prepare for a Nadcap audit. 80% of the attendees had not previously attended a Nadcap meeting, although 66% confirmed that their facility had held, or currently held, Nadcap accreditation.

In total, 330 delegates attended the five symposia, which were held in Detroit, Torrance, and Hartford in the USA, Paris in France and Birmingham, UK. The symposium in France was conducted in French.

The specific technical focus varied per symposium but information about chemical processing, heat treating and non-destructive testing was included. As well as technical content such as audit preparation, checklist review and an overview of common non-conformances and how to respond to them, a number of Nadcap Subscribers presented their policies on Nadcap, including Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, Northrop Grumman,  Rolls Royce, Safran and UTC Aerospace.

In addition, Supplier representatives from Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories, Bodycote, Galion, Selfridge Plating and Solar Atmospheres shared their experiences of Nadcap audits from a lessons learned perspective.

Feedback from the delegates was very positive, with 91% satisfied with the symposium they attended and comments such as “The symposium was very informative and it offered a chance to ask questions and meet key people at PRI. A very good experience” and “The opportunity to speak with a Staff Engineer in person was very welcome. It was useful to hear the questions raised from the group attending but in particular, I valued the opportunity of a one to one question with the attending Staff Engineer”.

In response to a number of comments in support of continuing to hold regional technical Nadcap symposia, additional events will be scheduled in 2016 in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

March Dallas, Texas, USA Chemical Processing and Nondestructive Testing
April Nagoya or Kobe, Japan Chemical Processing
April Shanghai, China Chemical Processing and Heat Treating
May Torrance, California, USA Heat Treating and Measurement & Inspection
August Orlando, Florida, USA Heat Treating and Welding
September Naples, Italy Chemical Processing and Nondestructive Testing
November Munich, Germany Heat Treating and Nondestructive Testing
November Derby, UK Chemical Processing and Welding


For more information, please contact:

Americas: Kellie O’Connor

Asia: Liu Le

Europe: Joanna Kennedy