4. General Requirements
4.1 Baseline management
A baseline is the documentation or listing of configuration items at the time when the documentation represents a meaningful statement of the performance requirements and is subject to configuration management. Baselines must be established anytime in a program when a formal departure point must be defined for control of future changes in performance and design. There are normally three program baselines: functional, allocated, and product. Equipment management may employ all three baselines or employ only the functional and product baselines depending upon program complexity and requirements.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
This standard establishes the general requirements and implementing practices for a contractor's configuration management program.
The purpose of this standard is to establish uniform contractor configuration management practices and procedures that can be tailored to all systems and configuration items procured by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).