Contractor is required to
perform 100% inspection and record the attributes for the first article of this
Contract/Purchase Order, and shall be in accordance with AS9100 and AS9102. If
the deliverable is an assembly, this inspection shall also include all of the
piece parts that make up the assembly. The inspection records and data shall be
per AS9102 and shall identify each characteristic and feature required by
design data, the allowable tolerance limits, and the actual dimension measured
as objective evidence that each characteristic and feature has been inspected
and accepted by Contractor’s Quality Assurance department. When testing is
required, the parameters and results of the test shall be recorded in the same
The First Article Inspection
Report must show evidence of acceptance by Contractor’s Quality Assurance
representative. The First Article(s) shall be produced on production equipment
using processes which will be utilized on production runs.
Additionally, Contractor shall
perform additional First Article Inspection(s) per requirements of AS9102
(i.e., following every major tooling, every design change, and subsequent to
any evident quality degradation for a specified part or article).
Records of all first article
activities will be documented, as required in AS9102, treated as
quality/acceptance records, and made available to JPL, if requested.