October 29, 2014
*1 Nadcap(National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program)
Nadcap is recognized as the worldwide cooperative program of major contactors effective approach to special processes in the aerospace industries. PRI (Performance Review Institute) is a not-for-profit organization located in the United States of America, which administrates Nadcap program. Prior to Nadcap, Primes had to audit each supplier on their own. However, with Nadcap, PRI (*4) play this role to audit Suppliers periodically on behalf of Prime contractors, then the Primes can make decision on accreditation as a group. This can reduce the effort of standardization and the duplicate audits.
Subscribers are prime contractors who are spontaneously committed to Nadcap program and require suppliers to be accredited.
*3 Special process conformity assessment
Special process conformity assessment is to verify suppliers’ compliance to requirements in special process.
Special process is unable be tested after completing process to verify the quality, or considerably uneconomical due to their nature. Special processes generally refer to the followings;