First Article Inspection Checklist

Quality inspectors can use a First Article Inspection Checklist to ensure precision and compliance with specifications in the initial stages of production.​

First Article Inspection Checklist



First Article Inspection

1. Is a copy of the purchase order available without cost itemization?


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2. Are deviations, waivers, and status documented?


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3. Is there a list of part numbers associated with the purchase?


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4. Is there a list of drawing(s) available, including lower-level drawing revision and status?


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5. Is there a list of software configuration(s) and their status?


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6. Is there a list of qualification and routine inspection and test procedures, work instructions, and their status?


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7. Is there a list of unit(s) qualification test reports, if applicable?


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8. Are routine and test inspection reports, including bubble drawings, available?


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9. Is there a list of assembly/special processes, including title, control document number, and status?


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10. Is there a list of material qualification test report results and their status?


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11. Is the manufacturing plan, including the workflow diagram, available?


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12. Are other requirements documented (e.g., AWS weld qualifications, color verifications, packaging, acceptance criteria, serialization, list of samples with their approval status)?


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