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FAA AC 00-56A


Describes a system for the voluntary accreditation of civil aircraft parts distributors on the basis of voluntary industry oversight and provides information that may be used for developing accreditation programs. The FAA believes such programs will assist in alleviating lack of documentation and will improve traceability.
Revision Number: A
Date Published: 2002-06-12
Source: FAA website
Faulty Product


1. Parts containing a fault or defect; imperfect or defective. 2. Parts that do not work in compliance with the manufacturer’s specified data sheet due to a defect or imperfection. 3. Parts that do not work as intended, that have unpredictable effects when it malfunctions. The term Faulty Product may sometimes be used in the supply chain to describe visually nonconforming goods.
Finding


Information or a characteristic about a part that indicates a nonconforming attribute. The quality management system within an Organization may have established policies that predisposition certain findings, while other findings must be reviewed by a subject matter expert or a team of subject matter experts within an Organization for final disposition.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B.
Fine and Gross Leak Test

Hermetic Seal Test
Hermeticity Verification

Hermeticity Testing (also known as Fine and Gross Leak) is used to determine the effectiveness of the seal in microelectronic component packages. If the package seal is damaged or defective, moisture and other contaminants can enter into the package freely and degrade the long-term reliability.
Source: Six Sigma website
Finger Cots


A material handling supply that is inserted over the finger when handling sensitive components to prevent contamination.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B.
Fluorescent Dye Penetrant


An inspection method used to detect surface cracks in components using a penetrant solution, a developer, and ultraviolet or white light. A penetrant solution is applied to the component followed by a developer to help draw penetrant out of surface cracks, rendering cracks visible under ultraviolet or white light.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B.
Franchised Distribution


Franchised Distribution is considered synonymous with Authorized Distribution (see “Authorized Distribution” definition above).
Source: SAE Aerospace Standard AS6081 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Distributors
Fraudulent Part


Any suspect part misrepresented to the Customer as meeting the Customer’s requirements.
Source: SAE Aerospace Standard AS6081 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Distributors.