A First Article Inspection Report AS Template may be required on some items (e.g., new parts, part revisions). If the company requires an Aerospace First Article Inspection Report, the Quality Assurance Manager should verify that the supplier’s FAI report addresses the company’s requirements using the AS1130-2 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION REPORT as a guide. If multiple part numbers are included in a shipment, each part will be segregated and handled (e.g., inspected, put into stock) according to applicable requirements.
The Quality Assurance Manager should periodically pull samples of incoming parts, components, materials, etc., to verify that the items conform to requirements and validate suppliers’ test reports and certifications. The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for conducting detailed examinations of incoming materials, when necessary, and for recommending acceptance or rejection of goods to the Procurement Manager.