Quality

The following contain site specific quality requirements for L3Harris Avionics. Please refer to your PO delivery location for the site applicable to your current contract. If the site referenced is not represented herein please contact your purchasing representative identified on your purchase order. If after reading the applicable quality requirements for your purchase order there are questions or concerns please contact your purchasing representative for clarification.

Quality Assurance for L3Harris Aviation Products-Atlanta

  • Quality Certification-AP-ATL

      L3Harris Display Systems’ Quality Management Systems (QMS) is certified to ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, and in accordance with the requirements of AS9104/1:2012. National Quality Assurance, USA an ANAB accredited registrar, first issued the certification on March 12, 1997. The L3Harris Display Systems certificate number is 10188.

      The L3Harris Display Systems QMS addresses the design, integration, build, production, repair and maintenance of electronic display systems and electronic support systems.

      L3Harris Display systems AS9100 certification

  • Quality Clauses-General-AP-ATL
  • Quality Clauses-Printed Wiring Boards

      The following clauses, when paragraph 12 of the L3DS form QA 122-305A, Supplier Quality Assurance Requirement Clauses – General, is specified, form an integral part of the Purchase Order (P.O.). Unless otherwise specified, specifications referenced herein shall be of the issue in effect on the date of Request for Quotation.

    • 1.0 PURPOSE

      This document is issued to establish specific L3DS requirements for procurement of PWB’s, and as a supplement to applicable drawings and specifications.

    • 1.1 CLASSIFICATION

      This document covers the following classification of PWB’s:

      A. SINGLE-SIDED BOARDS
      Single-sided boards consisting of a conductor pattern on the surface of one side of an insulating base material.

      B. DOUBLE-SIDED BOARDS
      Double-sided boards consisting of a conductor pattern on the surface of two sides of an insulating base material and associated interfacial connections.

      C. MULTILAYER BOARDS
      Multilayer boards consisting of three (3) or more conductor patterns on insulating bases separated one from the other by an insulating material and interconnected by a continuous metallic interlayer connection.

    • 2.0 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

      2.1 This document shall apply when referenced in the P.O. or drawings. In the event of conflict, the P.O., drawings, or associated specifications shall take precedence over this document.

      2.2 Unless otherwise specified, the following documents of the issue in effect on the date of quotation shall apply to materials, processes, manufacturing, and testing of PWB’s, when referenced in the P.O., drawings, or associated specifications.

      COMMERCIAL SPECIFICATIONS

      • IPC-2221 Generic Standard on Printed Board Design
      • IPC-2222 Sectional Design Standard for Rigid Printed Boards
      • IPC-2223 Sectional Design Standard for Flexible Printed Boards
      • IPC-6011 Generic Performance Specification for Printed Boards
      • IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards
      • IPC-6013 Qualification and Performance Specification for Flexible Printed Boards
      • IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards
      • IPC-T-50 Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits
      • J-STD-003 Solderability Tests for Printed Boards

      Unless otherwise specified, the requirements for Class 3 boards shall apply.

      If the drawing calls out specifications differing from those listed above, the following precedence rules shall apply:

      • If the drawing specification is inactive for future design the drawing specification shall apply,
      • If the drawing specification has been superseded the superseding document shall apply.
      • If the drawing specification (or its superseding document) has been cancelled without replacement the specifications in this document shall apply.
      • Any situation not covered by 1-3 shall be resolved by joint agreement between L-3 and the seller

      2.3 This document shall not be construed as relieving the seller of responsibility for full conformance to drawing or Purchase Order requirements.

    • 3.0 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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    • 3.1 FACILITIES AND PROCESSES

      L3DS approval of the seller’s facilities and processes is required. If the seller uses facilities other than their own for any processing or manufacturing, those facilities also require L3DS approval. All certifications supplied as objective evidence must indicate the name and location of all facilities performing processes.

    • 3.2 PROCESS CHANGES

      The seller shall notify L3DS Quality Assurance of the intent to change manufacturing processes or construction which may affect the quality or reliability of PWB’s previously approved by L3DS Quality Assurance. Changes may not be made without the prior written approval of L3DS Quality Assurance.

    • 3.3 PRODUCTION MASTERS

      When artwork is furnished to the seller by L3DS, it is for information only and L3DS makes no representations with respect thereto. It is the seller’s responsibility, prior to the start of production, to verify that the artwork is compatible with the seller’s manufacturing process and that the items produced therefrom will meet the drawing specifications and all other requirements of the Purchase Order. When Gerber files are furnished to the seller by L3DS the Gerber is the definitive document for PWB production. Any discrepancy between the Gerber file and other procurement documentation must be resolved prior to production.

    • 3.3.1 CHANGES

      The seller shall not make changes to the L3DS master artwork or Gerber files without prior written approval by L3DS.

    • 3.3.2 REVISION LEVELS

      The seller is responsible for manufacture of PWB’s to correct revision levels. The seller is responsible for verifying the current revision of master artwork, film or Gerber file prior to the start of production.

    • 3.4 WORKMANSHIP

      Workmanship shall meet the requirements of the drawings and applicable specifications as called out in the Purchase Order. The supplier should pay special attention to the following requirements:

      1. ETCHING
      There shall not be any evidence of over-etching or under-etching, as evidenced by excessive undercutting or overhang.

      2. CONDUCTORS
      Conductors shall not exhibit any evidence of lifting (delamination) from the base material.

      3. MARKING, SPECIAL
      All PWB’s shall be marked permanently and legibly with the L3DS assigned Vendor Code Number followed by the four (4) digit date code (year and week), where space permits in an area free of circuitry, on the component side of the board. No PWB shall be delivered with date codes older than 1 year at date of delivery without the written authorization from L-3.

      4. IPC-6011 TEST REQUIREMENTS – RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PRINTED WIRING BOARDS
      Quality Conformance Inspection (QCI) shall be performed in accordance with IPC-6011 and IPC- 6012 or 6013, as applicable. Unless otherwise specified, rework simulation testing is required.

    • 3.5 MICROSECTIONS

      L3DS reserves the right to review, at the seller’s facility or at L3DS, the microsections prepared for QCI on a lot. L3DS also reserves the right to have microsections prepared by an independent lab using coupons from the production lot. Coupons and microsections shall be retained by the seller and available for review for a minimum of three years after delivery of a lot to L3DS. Coupon design may be either as specified on the artwork or Gerber file or in accordance with current specifications.

    • 3.5.1 MULTILAYER BOARDS

      The microsection samples shall be taken from the test coupons selected from the boards which were located as close as possible to the center of the plating tank. Each sample shall contain no less than three (3) of the smallest hole sizes.

    • 3.5.2 OTHER PRINTED WIRING BOARDS

      The microsection samples may be taken from “scrapped” or “test” boards. The boards selected shall have been located as close as possible to the center of the plating tank. Each sample shall contain no less than three (3) of the smallest size holes.

    • 3.6 CONTINUITY TESTS

      Unless otherwise specified, continuity testing shall be performed on all multilayer PWB’s. Continuity testing shall be performed on single and double-sided boards when required by procurement documents. Objective evidence of such tests shall be maintained by the seller and be available for review by L3DS representatives, in accordance with paragraph 4.2 of this document. All final tests as required by IPC-6011 and IPC-6012 or 6013 (as applicable) shall be performed by the seller prior to shipment to L3DS.

    • 3.7 PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT

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    • 3.7.1 FINAL CLEANING

      1 – PWB’s shall be thoroughly cleaned to be free from dirt, oil, grease, corrosion, finger prints, flux residue, and other contaminants that may deteriorate their quality during storage. 2 – Multilayer PWB’s shall be dried prior to packaging in a manner that will ensure that the moisture content of the air in the package will not compromise the integrity of the PWB’s.

    • 3.7.2 PACKAGING

      Unless otherwise specified in the P.O., drawing or specifications, PWB’s shall be packaged as follows: Individually packaged in sealed transparent bags to be adequately protected against damage during shipping and storage. It is permissible to package five (5) individually packaged PWB’s within one sealed transparent bag.

    • 4.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE

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    • 4.1 RESPONSIBILITY FOR INSPECTION

      Unless otherwise specified, the seller shall perform all inspection and test requirements specified in the document, the P.O. drawings, or reference specifications. Unless otherwise specified, the seller may use their own inspection facility or that of a commercial laboratory which is acceptable to L3DS.

    • 4.2 INSPECTION AND TEST RECORDS

      The seller shall maintain all records of inspection and tests for a period of three (3) years after final payment of the Purchase Order. Seller’s inspection test records shall be available for L3DS review.

    • 4.3 PANELIZED PWBS

      When PWBs are required to be panelized by drawing or purchase order, any individual rejected/defective PWBs contained within a panel shall be clearly and permanently marked.

    • 5.0 L-3 DS TESTS

      5.1 Upon receipt of a shipment of PWB’s, L3DS Quality Assurance may perform any and all tests of applicable specifications to ensure adequate quality of materials and manufacture. Nonconforming material will be returned to the seller.

Quality Assurance for L3 Aviation Products-Grand Rapids

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