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SUPPLIER FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION

INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS

1-4.10-FM-35, Rev. A
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SUPPLIER FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS


Document Name: Supplier First Article Inspection Instructions and Forms
Document No.: 1-4.10-FM-35
1.0 APPLICABILITY
This procedure applies to production products, assemblies, subassemblies,
and purchased parts. This procedure does not apply to standard catalog
components, commercially available hardware and deliverable software.
2.0 PROCESS

First Article Inspection, (FAI) is required when:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

New parts/products released to production.


A change in the design affecting form, fit or function.
A change in manufacturing source, process, inspection method,
location of manufacture, tooling or materials that can potentially affect
form, fit or function.
A change in a CNC program or translation to another media that can
potentially affect form, fit or function.
A natural or man-made event, which may adversely affect the
manufacturing process.
A lapse in production for two or more years or as specified by contract.

A partial FAI is acceptable under the following circumstances: (1) In


response to an Engineering Change Order, only the changes need to be
addressed, and (2) when a variation of a part is created and manufactured
using the same process as the parent part. The FAI for the parent part and
the FAI for the delta of the variation may be used.
Please note that the box numbers on page 4 are not always contiguous intentionally
because they are the same numbers as on the full FAI forms. Each section represents
an AS9102 compliant form.
Part Number Accountability (form is on page 4)
1)

Part Number: Number of the part (FAI part).

2)

Part Name: Name of the part as shown on the drawing.

3)

Serial Number: Serial number of the part if required

4)

FAI Report Number: Reference number that identified the FAI.

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Revision: A

5)

Part Revision Level: Latest part revision that affects the part being first article
inspected. If there is no revision, indicate as such. Note: The latest drawing
revision (Field 7) does not always affect all parts contained on a drawing.

6)

Drawing Number: Drawing number associated with the FAI part.

7)

Drawing Revision Level: The revision level of the engineering drawing. If


there is no revision, indicate as such.

8)

Additional Changes: Provide reference number(s) of any changes that are


incorporated in the product but not reflected in referenced drawing/part
revision level (e.g., change in design, engineering changes, manufacturing
changes, deviation or exclusion from certain drawing requirement, etc.).

9)

Manufacturing Process Reference: A reference number that provides


traceability to the manufacturing record of the FAI part (e.g., router number,
manufacturing plan number, etc.).

10)

Organization Name: Name of the Organization performing this FAI.

12)

P.O. Number: Enter Customer Purchase Order Number, if applicable or


required.

13)

Detail part or an Assembly FAI: Check as appropriate.

14)

Full FAI or Partial FAI: Check as appropriate. For a partial FAI, provide the
baseline part number (including revision level) to which this partial FAI is
performed and the reason for it. For example, changes in design, process,
manufacturing location, etc.

15) 16) 17) and 18): This section is required only if the part number in Field 1 is an
assembly requiring lower level parts to be installed into the assembly.
15) (CR) Part Number: Detail or next level sub-assembly part number to be included
in the assembly.
16) (CR) Part Name, as shown on the drawing.
17) (CR) Part Serial Number of the part that is installed in the assembly, when
applicable.
18) (CR) FAI Report Number for detail part. Enter N/A if not used.

*(CR)- Conditionally Required This field must be completed when applicable.


This field is shown in Bold Italic font.

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SUPPLIER FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION INSTRUCTION


Document Name: Supplier First Article Inspection Instructions and Forms
Document No.: 1-4.10-FM-35

Revision: A

Product Accountability Raw Materials, Specifications, and Special


Process(es)Functional Testing
5)

(CR) Material or Process: Enter the name of material or process.

6)

(CR) Specification: Enter material or process specifications number (include


permitted alternates, if used), class, and material form (e.g., sheet, bar, etc.).
Include all Make From materials that are incorporated into the FAI part.
For raw materials, include all materials that are incorporated into the FAI part,
(e.g. unique identifier that will enable traceability back to the Certificate of
Conformance, weld/braze filler materials, balls for ball brazing, etc.), and
Standard Catalog hardware (e.g., AN, MS fasteners); but do not include
processing materials such as acid etchants.

9)

10) (CR)
Certificate of Conformance number: Number of the certificate (e.g.,
special process completion certification, raw material test report number,
Standard Catalog hardware compliance report number, traceability number.)

Results: List measurement(s) obtained for the Design Characteristics.

For Multiple Characteristics list each characteristic as individual values or


list once with the minimum and maximum or measured values attained. If
a characteristic is found to be non-conforming then that characteristic must
be listed separately with the measured value noted.

If a Design Requirement requires verification testing, then the actual results


will be recorded on the form. If a laboratory report or certificate of test is
included in the FAIR, then these results need not be written on the form,
record the reference number in this field. The laboratory report or
certificate of test must show specific values for requirements and actual
results.

For metallurgical characteristics with visual verification requirement that


are rated against standard photographs, list the photo number of the closest
comparison. A statement of conformance is acceptable (record the
reference number in this field).

For processes that require verification per Design Characteristic, include


statement of compliance (e.g. certification of compliance, verification
indicator such as accept, etc.)

For part marking, ensure that marking is legible, correct in content and size
and properly located, per applicable specification.

11) (CR) Test Procedure Number: Functional Test Procedure called out as Design
Requirement.
12) (CR) Acceptance Report Number: The functional test certification indicating
that test requirements have been met.
Signature Requirements
19)

Signature: name and signature of the person who prepared FAI Form. Also
check appropriate box if the FAI is complete.
Note: The signature box on this form certifies the following two things:

9a)

(CR) Accept/Reject: Use A or R to denote if the inspection is acceptable or


unacceptable.

10)

(CR) Designed Tooling: If a specially designed tooling (including NC


programming) is used as a media of inspection, record the tool identification
number.

11)

(CR) Non-Conformance Number: Record a non-conformance document


reference number if the characteristic is found to be non-conforming.

1) That all characteristics are accounted for; meet drawing requirements or


are properly documented for disposition,
2) Indicate FAI is complete or partial.
20)

Date when this FAI Form was prepared.

21)

Name of the person signing the form.

FAI Characteristics Accountability, Verification and Compatibility Evaluation


(Form is on page 5)
5)

Characteristic Number: Unique assigned number for each Design


Characteristic.

8)

Requirement: Specified requirement for the Design Characteristic (e.g.,


drawing dimensional characteristics with nominal and tolerances included,
drawing notes, specification requirements, etc.)

Records The original FAI documents will remain on file at the suppliers facility
for seven years, unless otherwise specified by contract.
Submittal Submit First Article Inspection (Pages 4 and 5) with the First Article
sample to Kollsman Inc. Reference Kollsman Product Assurance Provisions Clause
Code number 1.

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SUPPLIER FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION REPORT


(Pages 4 & 5 shall be submitted with FAI sample to Kollsman, Inc.)

Part Number Accountability


1. Part Number

2. Part Name

3. Serial Number (CR)

5. Part Revision Level (CR)

6. Drawing Number (CR)

7. Drawing Revision Level (CR)

9. Manufacturing Process Reference

13. Detail FAI


Assembly FAI

4. FAI Report Number

10. Organization/Supplier Name (R)

14. Full FAI


Partial FAI

8. Additional Changes (CR)


12. P.O. Number

Baseline Part Number Including Revision Level (for partial FAI)

Reason for Partial FAI:

a) if above part number is a detail part only, go to Field 5 below.


b) if above part number is an assembly, go to the Field 15 below.

Index of part numbers or sub-assembly numbers required to make the assembly noted above.
15. Part Number

16. Part Name

17. Part Serial Number

18. FAI Report Number

Product Accountability for Requirements for Form Raw Materials, Specifications and Special Process(es), Functional
Testing
5. Material or Process Name

10. Certificate of Conformance Number

6. Specification Number

11. Functional Test Procedure Number

12. Acceptance Report Number, if Applicable

Supplier Signature and Approval


1) Signature indicates that all characteristics are accounted for; meet drawing requirements or are properly documented for disposition.
2) Also indicate if the FAI is complete:
19. Signature

FAI complete

FAI not complete


20. Date

21. Name (print)

Form 1-4.10-FM-35, Rev. A

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FAI CHARACTERISTICS ACCOUNTABILITY, VERIFICATION AND COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION


(Supplier to make additional copies of this form, as required, to record and measure all drawing characteristics)
1. Part Number & Rev.

2. Part Name

1a. Program Name:

2a. WO No. (CR)

Characteristic Accountability
5. Char No.

6.Reference
Location (CR)

7. Characteristic
Designator (CR)

3. Serial Number
(CR)

4. FAI Report Number (R)


Part No.

Part
Rev.

Meth..
Rev.

Inspection/Test Results
8. Requirement

9. Results

9a.Accept/Reject

10. Designed Tooling

11. Non-conformance
No.

NOTE: SHADED AREAS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE FILLED IN.


Form 1-4.10-FM-35, Rev. A
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