AS9102 is part of the widely adopted AS9100 quality management system for the aerospace industry. AS9102 is the standard that details a first article inspection. In the Aerospace and Defense industry when a new or revised part is produced for the first time, it must be verified to ensure all requirements have been met.
The AS9100 Rev D (Annex C) explains that an FAI document “standardizes FAI process requirements to the greatest extent possible and can be used at all levels of the supply chain by organizations around the world to provide a consistent process and documentation requirements for verification of aviation, space, and defense product.”
AS9102 includes 3 forms: Form 1 Part Number Accountability, Form 2 Product Accountability, and Form 3 Characteristic Accountability. Learn more about creating AS9102 First Article Inspections.
Original AS9102, published in 2000
AS9102 Rev A, published in 2004
AS9102 Rev B, published in 2014
The major difference from AS9102 Rev A to Rev B is that Rev B includes Digital Product Design (DPD). When design requirements are in DPD format and 2D drawing information is not available for all applicable design requirements, DPD design characteristics shall be extracted verified, and included in the FAIR.
What is DPD?
Digital data files that disclose the physical or functional requirements that disclose the design or acceptance criteria of a product. Including the following:
There are also some changes to the forms, noted below:
Form 1 Changes:
Form 2 Changes:
Form 3 Changes:
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