EN 9278:2018

Aerospace series - General Principles of Obsolescence Management of chemicals, materials and processes EN 9278:2018

Publication date:   Jan 15, 2019

General information

60.60 Standard published   Aug 15, 2018


ASD-STAN Aerospace

European Norm

21.020   Characteristics and design of machines, apparatus, equipment | 49.020   Aircraft and space vehicles in general



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Obsolescence is a significant risk factor for an organisation and/or a programme activity regarding the continuity of productions, services and maintenance in operational conditions of equipments and systems. It can appear in any phase of the product life cycle. Thus it is essential that the organisation determines the best strategy to be implemented in order to control these risks, implying its customers and suppliers in the definition of this strategy.
This recommendation is a document meant to be used as guidelines, for an organisation and/or a given programme, for the implementation of a coordinated management process of obsolescence risks related to chemical products and to their effects on products, especially on materials, processes and mechanical parts.
Can be subject to obsolescences:
— all categories of equipments as well as their components;
— materials and processes used to produce, operate or maintain a product;
— all that can be bought, manufactured, repaired, be it done internally or externally;
— means of production, test and maintain.
This document excludes obsolescences related to electronic components and softwares (for more information on that subject see EN 62402).

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EN 9278:2018
60.60 Standard published
Aug 15, 2018