This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) further defines the requirements for a delegation process identified in Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) standards (i.e., AS9100, AS9110, AS9120). This standard establishes minimum requirements for the delegation of product verification to an organization’s suppliers; outlining requirements for the initial delegation (qualification/selection), maintenance, and removal/withdrawal of delegations.
This standard defines the common nonconformance data definition and documentation that an internal or external supplier or sub-tier supplier must submit when informing a customer of a nonconformity. The requirements shall be are applicable for reporting a nonconforming product to the owner/operator (i.e., end item user), if specified by contract. Reporting of nonconformance data, either electronically or conventionally on paper, is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract. This also includes, where applicable, data access under export control regulations.
These requirements are applicable to IAQG global sectors when utilizing Aerospace Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) schemes for the assessment and certification of supplier quality systems in accordance with the requirements contained in 9104. IAQG member companies have committed to perform sufficient oversight of the Aerospace accreditation/certification assessment processes in order to ensure conformance to established requirements contained in 9104. NOTE: The IAQG OPMT oversight structure is depicted graphically in Appendix A.
This document provides the minimum requirements (Body of Knowledge) for AQMS auditors who will participate in AQMS certification/registration activities, including the auditor authentication process and requirements for a training organization. It is applicable to auditors seeking formal approval to conduct audits of the AQMS in support of the IAQG, and those who manage the competency element of an AQMS audit program and/or training organizations.
Operator Self-Verification can apply to a variety of processes. The primary focus is on traditional manufacturing operations, but applications can be made wherever traditional inspection methods are employed. The practices recommended in this document are intended to identify the basic elements for structuring Operator Self-Verification programs within the aerospace industry; applicable to producers of commercial and military aircraft and weapons platforms, space vehicles, and all related hardware, software, electronics, engines and composite components. Operator Self-Verification programs are applied to improve overall efficiency and product quality to processes considered mature, as judged by the organization. Operator Self-Verification programs are not stand-alone processes, but augment existing quality management system standard requirements.
This is the Microsoft Word® version of AS9101C, which defines the content and the presentation of the Assessment Report for the AS9100 standard. AS9101CW is an historical document; a newer version, AS9101DW, exists.
These requirements are applicable to IAQG sector schemes when making use of ABs, CRBs and their auditors, for the assessment and certification/registration of supplier quality systems in accordance with the requirements of this document. The quality management system standard used by the CRB shall be 9100/9110/9120, as appropriate to the supplier’s activities. It shall be applied to the supplier’s complete Quality System that covers aerospace products. Sectors may use these requirements for other standards. IAQG members have committed to recognize the equivalence of certification/registration of a suppliers quality management system to either of the AS, EN or JISQ/SJAC standards. This AS provides the approval process for Auditor Authentication Bodies (AAB), training course providers, trainers and auditors who meet the requirements of AIR5493 and outlines the America’s sector specific process to implement AS9104. This document is created to be in conformance with AS9104.
Limited to the Aerospace industry where an approved manufacturer requests a supplier to ship an article against the approved manufacturer's quality system directly to a customer. The direct ship process is not required or applicable to standard parts or military parts. In this process the approved manufacturer is responsible for assurance that the article conforms to Type Design information.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) specifies for quality requirements that are additive to a procurement document or contract, where an organization: needs to provide additional guidance for suppliers and other organizations in the delivery of products, goods and services in accordance with stated quality demands, and needs to provide information in addition or in absence of existing quality system requirements to provide the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements. NOTE: In this ARP, the term ‘product’ applies only to the product intended for, or required by, a customer.
The purpose of this SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is to ensure conformance for each product characteristic being verified in a lot, without maintaining information from previous lots. ARP9013/1 specifies a product acceptance system for isolated lots. For example, isolated lot sampling avoids keeping track of the normal, tightened, and reduced levels of sampling formerly used in MIL-STD-105 and currently used in ANSI/ASQC Z1.4. Because those switching rules provided significant long-term protection for product quality, these isolated lot tables replace that protection in other ways.
ARP9013/3 recommended practice specifies a product acceptance system using process control methods. Its purpose is to assure conformance for specified characteristics. Use of process control techniques for product acceptance requires maintaining process stability and capability. A stable and capable process is the best assurance of conforming hardware for the customer. There can be lower inspection costs associated with a process control acceptance approach.
The purpose of ARP9013/2 is to ensure conformance for each product characteristic being verified in each lot in the series. ARP9013/2 document specifies a product acceptance system using either attribute or variable lot acceptance methods documented in ANSI/ASQC Z1.4, ANSI/ASQC Z1.9, and “Zero Acceptance Number Sampling Plans” by Nicholas L. Squeglia.
The purpose of ARP9013/4 is to ensure conformance for each product characteristic being verified under these methods. ARP9013/4 provides the requirements for continuous sampling, skip-lot sampling, and for statistical methods for product acceptance that do not derive from industry standard tables.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) establishes the general requirements when implementing any of the statistical product acceptance methods as defined in ARP9013/1, ARP9013/2, ARP9013/3, and ARP9013/4. This recommended practice also establishes the minimum content required to be covered in an organization’s documented procedures that govern their application of statistical product acceptance methods. These general requirements and documented procedures apply the requirements of AS9100 plus requirements for retrievability, safety/critical characteristics, quality parameters, and that these parameters protect the customer. This recommended practice is to be used in conjunction with the variety of sampling strategies, statistical techniques, and process control methods of the ARP9013/1 through ARP9013/4 recommended practices as chosen by the organization.
Limited to the Commercial Aerospace industry where a request is made for a Production Organization (PO) to have Direct Delivery Authorization (DDA), which includes an Appropriate Arrangement (AA) between the PO and the Design Organization (DO). In this process the DO is responsible for ensuring the continuous updating of design and airworthiness data to the PO, whilst the PO is responsible for assurance that the manufactured article conforms to Approved Design and Airworthiness Data. The PO is responsible to provide airworthiness release documentation.
Limited to the Aerospace industry where an approved manufacturer requests a supplier to ship an article against the approved manufacturer’s quality system directly to a customer. The direct ship process is not required or applicable to standard parts or military parts. In this process the approved manufacturer is responsible for assurance that the article conforms to Type Design information.
This document contains recommended practices for the effective control of non-deliverable software. It addresses practices for control during the development, production, release maintenance, and retirement of non-deliverable software, as well as for software procured from outside manufacturers and incorporated in the production, evaluation, test, acceptance or calibration of processes. For the purposes of this document, the terms software and non-deliverable software are considered synonymous.
The focus of Operator Self-Verification is on traditional manufacturing operations, and applications can be made wherever traditional inspection is employed. The practices recommended in this document are intended to identify the basic elements and provide a “guideline” for structuring Operator Self-Verification programs within the aerospace industry; applicable to producers of commercial and military aircraft and weapons platforms, space vehicles, and all related hardware, software, electronics, engines and composite components. Operator Self-Verification programs are applied to improve the overall efficiency and product quality of processes considered mature, as judged by the implementing organization. Operator Self-Verification programs are not stand-alone processes, but augment existing quality management systems.