BS EN 9102:2015 Aerospace series. Quality systems. First article inspection requirements

BS EN 9102:2015

Aerospace series. Quality systems. First article inspection requirements

Status : Current   Published : January 2016



What is this standard about?


This European Standard establishes the baseline requirements for performing and documenting FAI (First Article Inspection). Should there be a conflict between the requirements of this European Standard and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the applicable statutory or regulatory requirements shall take precedence.


The primary purpose of FAI is to validate that product realization processes are capable of producing parts and assemblies that meet engineering and design requirements. A well-planned and executed FAI will provide objective evidence the manufacturer’s processes can produce compliant product and that they have understood and incorporated associated requirements. FAI will:

• Provide confidence that the product realization processes are capable of producing conforming product.

• Demonstrate that the manufacturers and processors of the product have an understanding of the associated requirements.

• Provide objective evidence of process capability.

• Reduce potential risks associated with production start-up and/or process changes.

• Provide assurance of product conformance at the start of production and after changes outlined in this European Standard.

An FAI is intended to:

• Reduce future escapes, risks, and total costs.

• Help ensure safety of flight.

• Improve quality, delivery, and customer satisfaction.

• Reduce costs and production delays associated with product nonconformances.

• Identify product realization processes that are not capable of producing conforming product, and initiate and/or validate corrective actions.

Standard NumberBS EN 9102:2015
TitleAerospace series. Quality systems. First article inspection requirements
Publication Date31 January 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 9100, ISO 9000, EN 9103
Informative References(Provided for Information)ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792
ReplacesBS EN 9102:2006
International RelationshipsEN 9102:2015
Amended ByCorrigendum, November 2018; Corrigendum, June 2016
DescriptorsSpecifications, Consumer-supplier relations, Technical documents, Air transport engineering, Quality assurance systems, Engineering drawings, Inspection, Quality management, Records (documents), Production planning, Quality assurance, Aircraft components, Design
Title in FrenchSérie aérospatiale. Systèmes qualité. Exigences pour la revue premier article
Title in GermanLuft- und Raumfahrt. Qualitätsmanagement. Erstmusterprüfung Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 539 02914 7
File Size878 KB

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