AS 9120 – QMS for Aerospace Distributors

The AS9120 is a quality standard that has been designed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to gauge and assure quality in aerospace suppliers. The Aerospace industry is arguably the riskiest and the need for a regulatory body to ensure that standards are as high as possible is paramount. The charter provides all Aerospace suppliers with the resources needed to make sure they have developed and maintained quality management systems within the ranks of their companies.

The ultimate goal of the AS9120 is to promote the production and distribution of reliable and high quality aerospace products. The charter involves proper traceability chains as well as documentation and inventory control. The foundation of the AS 9120 is the ISO 9001 standard, which is a collective standard that provides management systems for all industries.

There are some requirements that are needed in getting certification through the AS 9120 program and they are highlighted below:

  • AS 9120 requires inventory control in all tiers of the suppliers organizational structure to make sure that quality standards are maintained.
  • Mandates that all organizations supplying aerospace equipment and products develop an effective assessment policy to identify areas of weaknesses in their plan of action.
  • There is also the requirement of proper documentation by authorities in aero-space suppliers in key areas of the production and supply chain

The need to have the AS 9120 certification is evident and the certification will include a lot of benefits that are derived from the certification.

The aim of the AS 9120 is to promote quality standards in Aerospace suppliers in the world and the following benefits will surely be realized:

  • AS 9120 allows your organization to build a strong reputation as an effective and legitimate aerospace supplier, creating a very good marketing tool towards popularizing your business to potential customers.
  • Allows your organization to develop or enhance their risk management practices through effective and well researched risk assessment approaches, as well as mitigation.
  • The AS 9120 will also give your company the important capacity to be able to comply with existing Aerospace regulatory control laws through consultative approaches towards complying with the existing legal framework.
  • Offers the chance to develop a mainstreamed and effective management practice which will help you cut down operational costs.
  • With an AS 9120 certification you can increase the capacity for your company to bid for certain contracts that have the AS 9120 certification as a pre-requisite.

Our approach

QSE’s “Ten Step Approach” to Registration is designed and perfected to cost- effectively prepare facilities for successfully passing Certification Audits with minimum or no nonconformities. QSE emphasizes on developing Simplified Documented Management Systems to meet or exceeds the requirements of any ISO Standard requirements. This 10 Step Approach has a built-in discipline to involve all employees including top management right from the beginning to achieve long-term desired results. Our approach is so complete that we have helped over 600 companies obtain certification, of which, majority have obtained certification with zero deficiencies. Please contact us for details…….

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