First Article Inspections
Suppliers shall conduct First Article Inspections that meet the requirements of AS9102 for any parts built to L3Harris-BCS specifications, source control drawings, including modifications to COTS parts.
Suppliers shall use a representative item from the first production run of a new product to verify that the production processes, production documentation, and tooling have the capability to produce products that meet established requirements. This is defined as one or more parts that are the result of a planned process designed to be used for future production of these same parts. This process shall be repeated, when changes occur that invalidate the original results (e.g., engineering changes, manufacturing process changes, tooling changes, lapse in production for 2 years). Note: Forms other than those contained in the AS9102 Appendix may be used; however, they must contain all "Required" and "Conditionally Required" information and have the same field reference numbers.
When QC clause Buyer FAI Validation is imposed, the FAI Report (FAIR) shall be validated at the Supplier's facility by an L3Harris-BCS Quality representative. The Supplier shall provide notice at least 3 weeks prior to the anticipated date of validation to allow for scheduling. Suppliers shall ship the completed FAIR (Forms 1, 2 & 3 and supporting data) with the product delivery.
When QC clause Supplier FAI Validation is imposed, the FAI Report (FAIR) shall be validated via the Supplier signing in Block 21 of AS9102 Form 1. Suppliers shall ship the completed FAIR (Forms 1, 2 & 3 and supporting data) with the product delivery.