This standard defines the minimum requirements for conducting Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) for variable and attribute assessment on characteristics as defined on the drawing or specification. It does not define the detailed analytical methods for each type of study as these can be found in existing published texts (see Section 2 for guidance).
The aerospace industry is heavily reliant on inspection to ensure that parts and assemblies delivered to the purchaser meet drawing requirements. There are many differing requirements across the aero engine supply chain, therefore, this standard is intended to harmonize these requirements into a single approach. The determination of what needs to be inspected is covered in a separate standard AS13002. This standard defines the essential requirements to establish acceptable measurement systems (for variable and attribute features) for use on aero engine parts and assemblies.