Vendor Weight Control


Whidy Kiskunas – SAWE Fellow – Collins Aerospace

Class Description: 

This one-day class will discuss the various items included in RP100 Vendor Weight Control for the Aircraft Industry as well as RP 15/M-4 Vendor Weight Control for the Marine Industry. These two RPs share many common requirements from vendors, although some of the acronyms and definition may vary the data request is of a similar nature. The course will cover the major sections of the two RPs. Examples of what sort of data that is required in these sections will be presented followed by in class discussion on these section. Classroom discussion will provide a means to ask specific questions that may address problems or clarification of requirements. Topics that will be covered are: Introduction and purpose, Equipment and Supply Chain, Weight Control, Mass Properties requirements, Weight Reduction programs, Actual weighing and verification, and weight reporting. Other topics may be discussed time permitting. The goal of this course is to introduce you to vendor weight control, detail the different phases and types of deliverables you may be required and also provide guidance on how to achieve these requirements.