This document has been declared "CANCELLED" as of November 2007. By this action, this document will remain listed in the Numerical Section of the Aerospace Standards Index. Cancelled specifications are available from SAE.
The Nadcap Management Council approved the cancellation of the Nadcap Distributor Accreditation Programs (AC7103, AC7103/1, AC7103/2, and AC7104 and all related standards) during the October 2006 meeting.
Effective January 2007, Nadcap will no longer certify Full or Pass-Through Distributors. All future audits have been cancelled and those companies affected have been notified. Any payments made for these future audits were refunded.
Existing Accreditation Certificates for the affected standards will remain in effect until their identified expiration dates. Requests for extension to those expiration dates will be considered by the AQS Task Group in accordance with current practices.
The basis for cancellation of this program was the limited number of participating distributors and prime users. The program has been steadily shrinking over the last several years, due in part by the increasing recognition of the international standard for pass-through distributors (stockists), AS/EN/SJAC 9120. There is also an increasing requirement by prime users to require a more complete quality system standard for those distributors performing value-added processing, such as AS/EN/SJAC 9100 or ISO 9001:2000.