Variation Management of Key Characteristics
- Aerospace Standard
This Standard is primarily intended to apply to new parts, but can also be applied to parts currently in production. The Standard shall be applicable to all production processes that influence the variation of Key Characteristics.
This Aerospace Standard is designed to drive the improvement of manufacturing processes through adequate planning and effective management of Key Characteristic variation. The Key Characteristic focus is intended to improve confidence for part features whose variation has a significant influence on to end- product form, fit, performance, service life and manufacturability.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The SAE G-14 Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC) committee addresses all facets of aerospace quality-design, maintenance, and in-service experience. The group is dedicated to creating, preparing, and maintaining all relevant specifications, standards, and requirements for aerospace quality systems. Improvement in quality through variance reduction in processes and procedures is the continual focus of the committee. AAQSC aims to establish and maintain a dynamic cooperation based on trust between aerospace companies on initiatives to make significant improvements in quality performance and reductions in cost throughout the value stream. Initial focus regarding this objective is to continuously improve the processes used by the supply chain to deliver consistently high quality products, thereby reducing non-value added activities and costs. Other objectives for this committee are: to establish commonality of quality standards, requirements, tools and techniques; start a process of continuous improvement at suppliers; create methods to share results; and implement plans to bring the initiative to life (e.g., obtain regulatory concurrence).Participants in the SAE G-14 committee include OEMs, suppliers, processors, consulting firms, government, and others across the aerospace and defense industries. The AAQSC is a cooperative organization within the aerospace industry in the Americas (including North, Central and South Americas).