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FAI – First Article Inspection LMR Global - Aerospace Core Tool Training

1 Day Level 1 – Introduction

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Held in collaboration with LMR Global - This one-day course steps through the stages involved in First Article Inspection (FAI) and provides an overview of the tools, procedures and reporting requirements as specified in AS9102.

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Course aims

erospace, automotive, and  medical are industries that are governed by strict requirements for  manufacturing and quality assurance. Consequently a First Article Inspection (FAI) is mandated as part of the  detailed verification of production results versus product design before mass production begins. The purpose of the First Article Inspection is to provide objective evidence that all engineering design and specification requirements are thoroughly understood, accounted for, verified, and documented.

AS9102 is a structured framework that establishes the baseline requirements for performing and documenting First Article Inspection ensuring that documentation is consistent – a requirement for aerospace components FAI.

The standard helps organisations plan and complete actions for the product realisation cycle which are required to ensure quality products are delivered on time, whilst achieving cost performance targets.

The documentation generated is utilised as a quality record for the supplier. It is evidence of accountability and planning for the customer to review, plus can be used for performing periodic surveillance and audits to verify conformance, for evaluating root cause and corrective action for any non-conformances, and for investigation of any issues.

What will I learn?

  • How to understand the AS9102 First Article Inspection (FAI) requirements derived from EN9100.

  • How to identify when FAI is applicable and when it’s not

  • The terms and definitions used within AS9102

  • How to identify when full FAI or partial FAI is required

  • How to understand the purpose of FAI for providing objective evidence of requirements

  • How to appreciate the purpose and applicability of FAI and their importance within the aerospace sector

  • How to understand flow down requirements with FAI

  • The phases of FAI and how they apply to organisations working within the aerospace sector

  • The requirements for a successful first article submission

  • How to demonstrate awareness of the completion forms defined in AS9102

  • How to understand how and where FAI interfaces with other AS9100 elements

Is this course right for me?

This course is aimed at:

  • Implementation Teams

  • Those involved in the implementation or auditing of FAI

  • Anyone involved in the implementation of AS/EN/JIS Q9100

  • Anyone involved in product and process development activities

  • AS/EN/JISQ 9100 auditors

  • Anyone involved in: AS9102 FAI activities, AS9145 APQP and PPAP, AS13004 PFMEA and Control Plans and AS13003 MSA

  • Anyone interested in learning more about FAI


Those attending this course are expected to have knowledge of the following:

  • An understanding of applicable ISO 9001 and AS/EN/JISQ 9100 series requirements

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