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SAE AS 9100D-2016 (SAE AS9100D-2016)

Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

This standard includes ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements and specifies additional aviation, space, and defense industry requirements, definitions, and notes. It is emphasized that the requirements specified in this standard are complementary (not alternative) to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. If there is a conflict between the requirements of this standard and customer or applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the latter shall take precedence. This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization: a. needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and b. aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. All the requirements of this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides. NOTE 1: In this International Standard, the terms "product" or "service" only apply to products and services intended for, or required by, a customer. NOTE 2: Statutory and regulatory requirements can be expressed as legal requirements.

SAE EIA 748D-2019

Earned Value Management Systems

An Earned Value Management System (EVMS) for integrated program management will effectively integrate the work scope of a program with the schedule and cost elements for optimum program planning and control. The primary purpose of the system is to support integrated program management. The system is owned by the organization and is governed by the organization’s policies and procedures. The principles of an EVMS are: - Plan all work scope for the program to completion. - Break down the program work scope into finite pieces that are assigned to a responsible person or organization for control of technical, schedule and cost objectives. - Integrate program work scope, schedule, and cost objectives into a performance measurement baseline plan against which accomplishments are measured. Control changes to the baseline. - Use actual costs incurred and recorded in accomplishing the work performed. - Objectively assess accomplishments at the work performance level. - Analyze significant variances from the plan, forecast impacts, and prepare an estimate at completion based on performance to date and the remaining work to be performed. - Use the EVMS information in the organization’s management processes. The essence of earned value management is that a target planned value (i.e., budget) is established for each scheduled element of work at a level of detail appropriate for the degree of risk for the technical, schedule, and cost or uncertainty associated with the program. As these elements of work are completed, their target planned values are “earned”. As such, work progress is quantified, and the earned value becomes a representation of accomplishment against which to measure what was spent to perform the work and what was scheduled. Schedule variances, which cannot be seen in a stand-alone budget versus actual cost tracking system, are isolated and quantified, and the cost variances are true cost variances that are not distorted by schedule performance. This provides for early identification of performance trends and variances from the management plan and allows management decision making while there is adequate time to implement effective corrective actions. Without earned value, one can only compare planned expenditures with how much has been spent, which does not provide an objective indication of how much of the planned work was actually accomplished. For the benefits of earned value to be fully realized, comprehensive planning at the outset that includes a thorough risk and opportunity analysis, combined with the establishment and disciplined maintenance of a baseline for performance measurement are required. This combination of comprehensive planning, baseline maintenance, and earned value analysis yields earlier and better visibility into program performance than is provided by non-integrated methods of planning and control. This enhances overall program management value through decisions based on the use of EVMS information. The intent is to provide management information using the organization’s resources and a properly scaled EVMS application that achieves the program requirements and is compliant with the EVMS principles. EVMS scalability is viewed as a spectrum employing the principles of EVMS as fundamental to all programs and the EVMS guidelines (Section 2) as applicable to large complex or high-risk programs. This scalability allows any program, regardless of size and complexity, to realize the benefits of earned value management. Note 1: In the context of this standard, a program is a group of related projects supporting a mission that are managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not obtained from managing them individually. As the management principles are the same to achieve success, the two terms, program and project, are used interchangeably in this standard. Note 2: An objective of this standard is the planning and performance measurement of program work scope in a manner that enables efficient integrated program management. As the management principles of planning and performance measurement are detailed throughout this standard, the terms “effort”, “scope”, “work,” “work scope,” and “program work scope” are used interchangeably. Note 3: In the context of this standard, “organization” is used as a generic term and may include but is not limited to: public and private corporations and companies, Federal government agencies, departments and activities, state and local government entities, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) and similar organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit entities that are likely to be owners of earned value management systems. Note 4: There are occasions where it is beneficial for complementary systems or methodologies (e.g., Enterprise/ Manufacturing Resource Planning, Agile Software Development, Theory of Constraints) to interface with the EVM System. These complimentary systems or methodologies can be used to deliver functionality and value to the customer while EVM provides a standardized method for measuring progress and reporting across the contract. The EVMS documentation should describe the interface content as well as the recurring control process to maintain data conformance and system compliance.

SAE AMS 2700F-2018

Passivation of Corrosion Resistant Steels

This specification covers the requirements for a process to assure removal of free iron or other less noble contaminants from the surfaces of corrosion resistant steel parts.

SAE AS 9102B-2014 (SAE AS9102B-2014)

Aerospace First Article Inspection Requirement

This standard establishes the baseline requirements for performing and documenting FAI. Should there be a conflict between the requirements of this standard and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the applicable statutory or regulatory requirements shall take precedence.

SAE AS 9145-2016

Aerospace Series – Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process

This standard establishes requirements for performing and documenting APQP and PPAP. APQP begins with conceptual product needs and extends through product definition, production planning, product and process validation (i.e., PPAP), product use, and post-delivery service. This standard integrates and collaborates with the requirements of the 9100, 9102, 9103, and 9110 standards. The requirements specified in this standard are complementary (not alternative) to contractual and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Should there be a conflict between the requirements of this standard and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the latter shall take precedence.

SAE EIA 649C-2019

Configuration Management Standard

This standard defines five CM functions and their underlying principles. The functions are detailed in Section 5. The principles, highlighted in text boxes, are designed to individually identify the essence of the related CM function and can be used to collectively create a checklist of “best practice” criteria to evaluate a CM program. The CM principles defined in this standard apply equally to internally focused enterprise information, processes, and supporting systems (i.e., Enterprise CM - policy driven, supporting the internal goals needed to achieve an efficient, effective and lean enterprise), as well as to the working relationships supported by the enterprise (i.e., Acquirer/Supplier CM - contracted relationship to support external trusted interaction with suppliers).

SAE AMS 2750E-2012 (SAE AMS2750E-2012)


This specification covers pyrometric requirements for thermal processing equipment used for heat treatment. It covers temperature sensors, instrumentation, thermal processing equipment, system accuracy tests, and temperature uniformity surveys. These are necessary to ensure that parts or raw materials are heat treated in accordance with the applicable specification(s).

This specification is not applicable to heating, or to intermediate thermal processing unless specifically referenced by a material or process specification.

SAE AS 5553C-2019

Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition

This standard is for use by organizations that procure and/or integrate and/or repair EEE parts and/or assemblies containing such items, including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations. The requirements of this standard are generic and intended to be applied/flowed down, as applicable, through the supply chain, to all organizations that procure EEE parts and/or assemblies, regardless of type, size, and product provided. The mitigation of counterfeit EEE parts in this standard is risk-based, and these mitigation steps will vary depending on the criticality of the application, desired performance, and reliability of the equipment/hardware. The requirements of this document are intended to be used in conjunction with a higher-level quality standard (e.g., AS/EN/JISQ9100, ISO-9001, ANSI/ASQC E4, ASME NQA-1, AS9120, AS9003, and ISO/TS 16949 or equivalent) and other quality management system documents. They are not intended to stand alone, supersede, or cancel requirements found in other quality management system documents, requirements imposed by contracting authorities, or applicable laws and regulations unless an authorized exemption/variance has been obtained. This document is not intended to make a legal determination of fraud, and appropriate legal counsel should be consulted for further action.


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