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How to use the ASPL and the enclosed information is bulleted below:

  • Users must initially select the specific ASPL they are searching within (i.e. Aeronautics Systems, Strategic Space Systems, or Strategic Deterrent Systems). If you are unsure which ASPL to search please verify with your NG Buyer.
  • All specifications can be selected by selecting Specification (1st button), Category (2nd button), which includes 8 categories and Space Systems Division specifications, or F35 specifications under Program (3rd button).
  • At the Top RH side of the site is a “Helpful Links” button that has 8 links. See Below for 5 specific ones.
    • First two links are to Boeing’s ‘D1-4426’ ASPL and Lockheed’s ‘QCS-001’ ASPL.
    • Third is a “Change Log” that shows when processors are added or removed, or when specifications are added or removed from the processors or the ASPL.
    • The 4th and 5th are listings of NDT technique approvals; by “Processor and by Part Number”.
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Globe Engineering Company Inc - NADCAP Approved
90055235
Independent Processor
1539 S St Paul St
Wichita, KS 67277 United States
Phone: 316-425-7880
Fax: (316) 943-3089

Specification
Process Description
Category
Fusion Welding
Welding
Limits:
Titanium and Aluminum

Process Specification for Etching Prior to Penetrant Inspection
Chemical Processing
Limits:
Limited to aluminum and titanium alloys

Welding of Tubular Joints
Welding
Limits:
None

Process Specification for Sealing, Integral Fuel Tank and Fuel Cell Cavity
Finishes/Coatings
Limits:
Limited to pre-measured sealant dispensing cartridges (Semkits)

Assembly of Threaded and Welded Fittings. *NOTE* ASPL approval is not required for assembly of Class A Threaded Connections. Qualification and ASPL approval is required for Class B Welded Connections.
Miscellaneous
Limits:
None

Penetrant Inspection
Non-Destructive Testing
Limits:
Excludes Appendices A and B

Passivation Treatments for Corrosion-Resistant Steel
Chemical Processing
Limits:
Method 1 Type 6. Copper Sulfate testing is approved for use on MISC programs per RCI 422074

Stress relief of steel parts
Heat Treat
Limits:
None

Heat Treatment Precipitation-Hardening CRES and Maraging Steel Parts
Heat Treat
Limits:
Limited to vacuum furnace only

Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloy Parts
Heat Treat
Limits:
None

Heat Treatment of Titanium Alloy Parts
Heat Treat
Limits:
None

Welding, Resistance: Spot and Seam
Welding
Limits:
None

Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Testing
Non-Destructive Testing
Limits:
None

Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications
Welding
Limits:
None

Resistance Welding for Aerospace Applications
Welding
Limits:
None

Procedure, Etching prior to Penetrant Inspection
Chemical Processing
Limits:
None

Cleaning Mechanical/Chemical
Chemical Processing
Limits:
Limited to chemical cleaning of aluminum alloys per RCI R430471

Structural Adhesive Bonding
Composites
Limits:
Limited to GSS 22650 only

Adhesive Bonding of Metallic and Non-Metallic, General Purpose
Composites
Limits:
Limited to solvent cleaning and manual abrasion procedures

Heat Treatment of Wrought Precipitation Hardenable Stainless Steel. See Supplier for Custom 465
Heat Treat
Limits:
Limited to vacuum furnace only. Not Approved for Custom 465.

Heat Treatment of Titanium and Titanium Alloys
Heat Treat
Limits:
Limited to stress relief only per RCI 405879

Forming of Titanium and Titanium Alloys
Miscellaneous
Limits:
Limited to cold forming only

Fusion Welding of Steels, Corrosion and Heat Resistant Steels and Nickel
Welding
Limits:
None

Cleaning and Descaling of Titanium and Titanium Alloys
Chemical Processing
Limits:
Limited to Methods 2, 3 and 5 for intermediate cleaning only. No final cleaning permitted

Acid Cleaning of Ferrous Alloys
Chemical Processing
Limits:
None

Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection
Non-Destructive Testing
Limits:
None

Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection of Metallic Parts & Materials
Non-Destructive Testing
Limits:
Approved for Fracture Critical Parts, Facility Qualification approval expires 03/31/2025

Etch/Cleaning Prior to Penetrant Inspection
Chemical Processing
Limits:
None

Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications
Welding
Limits:
None

Welding - Fusion, Aluminum Alloys
Welding
Limits:
None