• AAQ: Academy of Aerospace Quality
  • AS: Aerospace Standard
  • ECD: Estimated Completion Date
  • IASS: International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety
  • IAQ: In Accordance With
  • NAVSEA: Naval Sea Systems Command
  • NC: Non-conformance
  • NCS: NASA Safety Center
  • OS: Observation Sheet
  • QA: Quality Assurance
  • SAARIS: Surveys, Audits, Assessments, Reviews Information System (SAARIS)
  • SMS: Supplier Management System


Useful Definitions

  • Observation: Failure to meet a requirement, inadequate arrangements, lack of implementation of the accepted and established quality plan or procedures. Non-Compliance (NC) is a synonym.
  • Recommendation: A written solution to an observation.