This standard establishes requirements for Process Control Methods to sustain product conformity. This includes training, selection of control methods, analysis and improvement of their effectiveness, and subsequent monitoring and control. It applies to all controls documented in the Control Plan. This will include but is not limited to Key Characteristics (KCs) and Critical Items (CIs).
This standard aligns and collaborates with the requirements of AS9100, AS9103, AS9145, AS13000, AS13002, AS13003, and AS13004.
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) items and Standard Catalogue Items (that neither the customer nor supplier hold design authority for) are not included.
This standard has been created by the Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) group to standardize and focus the use of Process Control. The use of statistical techniques and other proven methods will result in improved quality and manufacturing maturity. This standard helps organizations select appropriate control strategies when developing Control Plans and demonstrate their effectiveness through statistical analysis.
Aerospace engine manufacturers currently have differing requirements for process control that have the same intent. A single set of process control requirements will improve efficiency. This new standard will improve product quality through optimized process control and capability thus benefiting both the organization applying it, and its customers.