Unsalvageable Items Management – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations
This standard is applicable to all items used for manufacturing, maintenance, and repair of aviation, space, and defense products from the raw material to the final product (e.g., aircraft, structural items, constituent assemblies, standard parts, consumables with conformity and/or safety impact).
This standard considers items dispositioned as scrap in accordance with 9100-series standards’ supporting nonconformity management, corrective action, or organization decisions (e.g., obsolescence, inventory management, missing traceability documentation).
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 applicable statutory or regulatory requirements take precedence.
This standard defines requirements and actions to be taken after the disposition decision to control the unsalvageable items within the organization and its external providers.
This document standardizes unsalvageable item management process requirements to the greatest extent possible. It can be used at all levels of the supply chain by organizations around the world to mitigate the risk to use unsalvageable items within aviation, space, and defense products to improve and ensure the performance, reliability, and safety of these products.
This standard provides the following potential benefits:
Standardizes unsalvageable management process requirements.
Integrates aviation, space, and defense industry best practices and guidance.
Increases product quality and safety.
Achieves cost savings due to unsalvageable item reclassifications.
Reduces waste/environmental footprint by fostering reclassification.
Protects companies’ intellectual property by preventing reverse engineering on unsalvageable items.