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SAE AS9138

2018 Edition, January 2018

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Aerospace Series - Quality Management Systems Statistical Product Acceptance Requirements

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2018 Edition, January 2018
  • Published Date: January 2018
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 94
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


This standard establishes requirements when implementing statistical product acceptance methods to meet defined risk requirements. This standard also establishes the minimum content required to be covered in an organization’s documented procedures that govern their application of statistical product acceptance methods.

These general requirements and documented procedures apply the requirements of the 9100/9110/9120 quality management system standards, in addition to establishing requirements for retrievability, safety/critical characteristics, and quality parameters that protect the customer.


This standard is applicable when invoked in a purchasing contract or specification, contractual document, customer agreement, or adopted by the organization. The purchase contract/agreement may or may not identify the appropriate 9138 section(s) to be applied by the organization. All statistical methods of product acceptance require the use of Sections 4 and 5.

To accept product produced:

  • by individual lots, see Section 6;

  • under switching rules, see Section 7;

  • under process controls, see Section 8; and

  • by continuous sampling or special case methods, see Section 9.






















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