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New IA9100-Series requirements - are they addressed in your QMS?

Author David Scrimshire

The soon-to-be published IA9100-Series will place increased emphasis on Human Factors, FOD, Counterfeit Parts and SMS – are they included in your QMS?

Human Factors (HF)

HFs focus on understanding why human errors occur in manufacturing operations –

  • selecting and using the appropriate 'model' to search for root cause(s)

  • finding and proving the root cause(s)

  • implementing effective ‘controls’ (barriers) to prevent; using practical psychology; or mitigate the consequences of human errors to downstream operations or the customer

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Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Prevention

FOD is any damage attributed to alien substances or articles which could potentially degrade the product or system’s required safety and/or performance characteristics.

Establishing and maintaining an effective FOD prevention program involves using a process approach and risk-based thinking that proactively addresses the events (conditions and actions) leading to FOD.

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Counterfeit Parts (CP) Prevention

CPs are parts made or modified so as to imitate or resemble an ‘approved part’ without authority or right, and with the intent to mislead, intentionally falsify or defraud by passing the imitation as original or genuine. CPs are "causal factors" in numerous aviation accidents and emergency landings.

CP avoidance demands a formal counterfeit parts prevention program with awareness training for personnel. Understand everything that is needed to develop, document and implement/audit conforming processes to address requirements contained in these standards/guidance documents: AS9100, AS13100, AS5553C, ARP6328, AS6174A and IEC TS 62668-1.

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Safety Management System (SMS)

A SMS is an organized approach to managing safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies, objectives and procedures.

The requirement for a SMS has now (2023) been embodied into Part 21 regulations for organizations responsible for the type design (Sub J) and/or production (Sub G) of aeronautical parts and articles.

Product safety is determined by, and reflected in, the safety practices and behaviours in the workplace, as well as in the output of the product. Organizations need to consider operator, process, and product safety to understand how safety practices and culture can affect the safety outcomes of the organization.

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If you’re a supplier to the aerospace or defence sectors, have you created and deployed QMS processes for:

  1. Human Factors (HF)?

  2. Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Prevention?

  3. Counterfeit Parts (CP) Prevention?

  4. Safety Management System (SMS)?


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