In efforts to improve quality, the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) was founded in 1998 by the Aerospace industry. To provide direction, improve process and organize documentation, AS9102 standard was established for First Article Inspection (FAI) reports for the Aerospace industry.
What is AS9102?
AS9102 is a standard which highlights documentation requirements for First Article Inspection (FAI) reports intended for the Aerospace industry. The SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) released AS9102 standard for FAI reports, which was sponsored by IAQG and developed with the assistance of engineers and developers.
Purpose of AS9102
As defined by SAE, a FAI report is developed to provide objective evidence that all engineering design specification requirements are properly understood, accounted for, verified and documented. In efforts to enhance the FAI reports, AS9102 established documentation requirements. The intent of the standard as per SAE, is to provide a quality record via FAI report, of the supplier and customer for the following purposes:
- Review of accountability and planning
- Performing periodic surveillance and audits to verify conformance
- Evaluating root cause and corrective action for non-conformance
- Assist with problem investigations