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CEN - EN 9103

Aerospace series - Quality management systems - Variation management of key characteristics

active, Most Current
Organization: CEN
Publication Date: 1 November 2023
Status: active
Page Count: 38
ICS Code (Quality management and quality assurance): 03.120.10
ICS Code (Aircraft and space vehicles in general): 49.020
ICS Code (Management systems): 03.100.70
scope:

General

This document is primarily intended to apply to new parts and products intended to be produced in an on-going production phase but can also be applied to parts currently in production (e.g., manufacturing, maintenance). This document is applicable to all production processes that influence the variation of KCs, as well as maintenance and service processes in which KCs are identified. It applies to organizations for assemblies and all levels of parts within an assembly, down to the basic materials including castings and forgings, and to organizations that are responsible for producing the design characteristics of the product.

The variation control process begins with product definition, typically stated in the design documentation (e.g., digital model, engineering drawing, specification) which identifies KCs, and leads to a variation management process for those KCs. This process may also be used for producer-identified KCs (e.g., process KCs, additional/substitute product KCs).

Producers and their subcontractors are responsible for flow down of the standard requirements to those external providers, who produce design characteristics and provide production and service provisions, to ensure that KCs conform to the customer's requirements.

Purpose

This document is designed to drive the improvement of manufacturing and maintenance processes through adequate planning and effective management of KC variation. This focus is intended to improve uniformity (less variation or minimum variation of product KCs) and acceptance probability of the end-product.

NOTE Control of a product or process KC per this document does not constitute, nor imply acceptance of the resulting product. If variation management, under this document, is to be part of an acceptance decision, the requirements need to be specified in the applicable product acceptance plan or contract.

Convention

The following conventions are used in this document:

- "shall" indicates a requirement;

- "should" indicates a recommendation;

- "may" indicates a permission; and

- "can" indicates a possibility or a capability.

Document History

EN 9103
November 1, 2023
Aerospace series - Quality management systems - Variation management of key characteristics
General This document is primarily intended to apply to new parts and products intended to be produced in an on-going production phase but can also be applied to parts currently in production (e.g.,...
December 1, 2014
Aerospace series - Quality management systems - Variation management of key characteristics
This standard is primarily intended to apply to new parts and products, but can also be applied to parts currently in production. The standard shall be applicable to all production processes that...
December 1, 2014
Aerospace series - Quality management systems - Variation management of key characteristics
This standard is primarily intended to apply to new parts and products, but can also be applied to parts currently in production. The standard shall be applicable to all production processes that...
December 1, 2005
Aerospace series - Quality management systems - Variation management of key characteristics
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