major nonconformances

This term is defined in ECSS-Q-ST-10-09C as
“nonconformances which can have an impact on the customer�s requirements in the following areas and cases: � safety of people or equipment, � operational, functional or any technical requirements imposed by the business agreement, � reliability, maintainability, availability, � lifetime, � functional or dimensional interchangeability, � interfaces with hardware or software regulated by different business agreements, � changes to or deviations from approved qualification or acceptance test procedures, � project specific items which are proposed to be scrapped.”