This standard defines the common nonconformance data definition and documentation that an internal or external supplier or sub-tier supplier must submit when informing a customer of a nonconformity. The requirements shall be are applicable for reporting a nonconforming product to the owner/operator (i.e., end item user), if specified by contract. Reporting of nonconformance data, either electronically or conventionally on paper, is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract. This also includes, where applicable, data access under export control regulations.
This standard has been significantly revised further defining process requirements and data expectations; restructuring the nonconformity documentation data and providing further definition of data descriptions; and providing process defect, cause, and corrective action codes.
This standard was created to provide for the uniform submittal of nonconformance information for notification and/or approval when contractually invoked at any level or as guidance within the aviation, space, and defense industries. This standard can be invoked as a standalone requirement or used in conjunction with AS/EN/JISQ series standards (i.e., 9100, 9110, 9120).