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Have you ever wondered how the process or the procedure of First Article Inspection (FAI) happens? What do companies and organizations really need from it? Does it involve unfinished goods and articles, too?

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Aerospace AS9102-IQC ISO9001

Understanding FAI

Contrary to popular belief, FAI is not something that is required by all companies, institutions, and organizations from all over the globe. As a matter of fact, it is something that’s optional, but there are some organizations strict about it.

Furthermore, many people have believed that FAI is only applicable to finished goods only; however, that is not the case. In fact, FAI also applies to assemblies and unfinished products. Should there be changes within a sub-component or with a particular finished good, then a new session of FAI shall be conducted and completed to evaluate the changes as well.

In the event that you still don’t get what FAI is, you can bank and count on us here at IQC – the ISO Professionals. Not only would we conduct and perform FAI to whatever your goods and your products are, but we will also help you how you can have the skill and the knowledge to conduct it, too.

The First Article Inspection Report (FAIR)

Upon the completion of an FAI, a report or documentation shall be made. This will serve as the proof or the evidence that an FAI has been completed comprehensively and that it underwent the raw and real processes.

In a typical sense, the contents of the FAIR would usually include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Part Number
  • Part Description
  • Customer PO Number
  • Functional Test Results
  • Actual Physical Characteristics Measured
  • Material or Process Reviewed
  • Revision Levels
  • And some more

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What is FAI For?

FAI is important and is considered as a relevant process not only because it enables companies to have a view of what the products’ real qualities are, but also because of:

  • It can be helpful to set sanctions and corrective actions should a company fail to observe and abide by FAI regulations;
  • FAI documentation can offer information about what companies need to know; about what parts and components need what; and
  • FAI implementation can help businesses and organizations sustain and develop processes and production in a timely manner.

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