How to fill out an AS9102 First Article Inspection Report with Excel

By Mari Luke | September 22, 2020

The first time a new or revised part is produced it must be verified to ensure all requirements are met. In the aerospace and defense industry, the AS9102 First Article Inspection is the standard.

This article is a detailed example of how to fill out all 3 forms of the AS9102 First Article Inspection Report. Learn more about AS9102 and download a free AS9102 Rev B template and this guide as a PDF

 

AS9102 Form 1: Part Number Accountability

Identify the part for the first article inspection (FAI) and associated sub-assemblies or detailed parts.

InspectionXpert AS9102 First Article Inspection Guide - Form 1 Part Number Accountability

AS9102 Form 2: Product Accountability

All material and process specifications, as well as any special processes and functional testing defined as design requirements, must be accounted for on Form 2.

InspectionXpert AS9102 First Article Inspection Guide - Form 2 Product Accountability

AS9102 Form 3: Characteristic Accountability

All product characteristics such as dimensions, tolerances, notes, etc. must be accounted for on Form 3. An inspection drawing or model is required whereby all inspection characteristics (defined using CAD annotations) are clearly identified with uniquely numbered inspection balloons. The numbers on the inspection balloons must correspond to the characteristic numbers on Form 3.

InspectionXpert AS9102 First Article Inspection Guide - Form 3 Characteristic Accountability

Get a free AS9102 Rev B Template and this AS9102 Guide as a PDF

 

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