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Abstract:The U.S. government has always taken aviation safety seriously, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that it became apparent that more stringent measures were needed to manage aviation critical safety items (CSIs). Over the next several years, various government and industry entities issued their own guidance documents, resulting considerable variation in contract requirements issued to contractors and in how government agencies managed and oversaw contractors’ activities. To harmonize requirements throughout the supply chain for management and control of Department of Defense aviation CSIs, a standards publication group is preparing to publish a new aviation, space and defense standard - Control of Aviation Critical Safety Items. AS9017 is a collaborative effort of industry groups and DOD representatives and will be published by SAE Aerospace late in …

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We will implement and flow down this AS9017 standard requirement to our supply chain. It is an excellent article.
--Raj Gattu, 11-18-2009

As the article indicates, the new standard is intended to be complementary to the existing consensus standard, AS9100. I believe the DoD has approved the use of AS9100 as an acceptable alternative to Government-mandated quality requirements.
--Mark Joseph Klein, 11-10-2009

Just as Industry is addressing DoD QA concerns with a new standard, it is even more appropriate that DoD generate a new QA standard to formally set DoD expectations for customers. This would be the foundation that would allow AS9017 to be successful.
--Brenda Freier, 11-10-2009

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