Organised by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) and supported by AAIS, the Nadcap Technical Symposium was held for the first time in Singapore on 14 November 2018. The Symposium was a good opportunity for aerospace suppliers to gain technical information and knowledge to better prepare for a Nadcap audit. It saw the participation of aerospace professionals from across the Asia-Pacific.

The event kicked off with a welcome and introduction by Mr Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of PRI. Participants also heard about Nadcap from subscribers’ perspectives, through presentations by Mr Etienne Galan, VP for Quality & Improvement of Safran and Mr Xia Hong, External Laboratory Manager of Rolls-Royce’s Central Technology Group.


At the event, AAIS and PRI renewed their 10-year collaboration with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The two parties agreed to continue providing and promoting aerospace special processes auditing, training, and personnel qualification programmes in Singapore.

AAIS Chief Executive Sia Kheng Yok (left) and PRI’s Joe Pinto (2nd from left) signs the MOU, witnessed by PRI Board Chairman Etienne Galan.

Participants of the Symposium then broke out into two sessions on i) Heat Treating, led by Mr Jerry Aston, Programme Manager for Heat Treating/Metallic Materials Manufacturing; and ii) Chemical Processing led by Mr Chee Soon Lum, Nadcap Auditor.  The speakers gave recommendations for audit preparation and pointers on interpreting the Nadcap checklist requirements. They also reviewed common non-conformity issues and non-conformance reports response guidelines.

AAIS thanks PRI and all the speakers for generously sharing their knowledge on Nadcap matters. Organisations and suppliers that are interested to find out more are welcome to contact