Approval of a Firm and its Quality Management System (AFQMS)
A firm seeking Approval for its Quality Management System (AFQMS) from DGAQA should formally apply and provide evidence that either it is in possession or likely to receive an order for development/ supply/ service of military airborne stores and associated Ground Handling/ Ground Support Equipments. On receipt of such application, DGAQA or their authorised representatives shall organize audit of the firm for assessment of their resources including effectiveness of their Quality Management System. On being satisfied with the infrastructure, resources and existence of an effective Quality Management System, a letter/ certificate of approval will be issued by DGAQA.
The procedure for obtaining DGAQA approval and requirements is given in DGAQA document: Approval of a Firm & its Quality Management System (AFQMS). The Issue II (Jun 2018) of this document has been released vide 225/32/AFQMS/DGAQA/AC dated 28th June 2018 for implementation w.e.f. 1st Oct 2018 onwards
|Release of AFQMS Issue II June 2018
|AFQMS Issue II June 2018
|Policy For QA Coverage By Fes Under Different ADG Jurisdiction
|Release of AQA Directive 02/01/2015 on "Guidelines for QTP and ATP of Ground Equipments/Jigs for Airborne Items (Electrical & Electronics)" (ISSUE - II)
|Release of "AQA Directive 01/14" on "Guidelines for QA during outsourcing by Main Contractors" (ISSUE - I)
|For Downloading Suggestive Check List For Carrying Out System Audit Of Firm For Approval As Per AFQMS 2011
For downloading the complete AFQMS document please click here : AFQMS Issue I (1,227 KB)
For viewing the Frequently Asked Questions on AFQMS please click here : FAQs
For downloading the List of Approved Firms/Organizations please click here: LIST (39 KB)
For downloading the complete TSO document please click here: TSO-2002 (1,094 KB)
Sample Unit Standing Order (USO)
A sample Unit Standing Orders has been prepared by RDAQA (Kanpur) and is made available under the below link for download purpose by concerned F.E.s. The document shall open with a given password already forwarded by HQ vide letter reference no. 1405/USO/DGAQA/TECH-COORD dated 12 Apr 2012.
For downloading the sample USO document, please click here: Unit Standing Orders (2,276 KB)