Aerospace Management


Intended for distributors to help avoid Counterfeit Electronic Parts.

AS6081: Counterfeit Electronic Parts

What is AS6081?

A growing number of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts are entering the supply chain, especially when purchasing parts not from the Original Component Manufacturers (OCMs), or their authorised agents.

The AS6081 standard was created in response to a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks.
The AS6081 standard establishes requirements and practices to mitigate the risk of buying, receiving and selling fraudulent/counterfeit parts therefore giving your customers confidence in their own supply chain. 

The standard builds upon your current AS9100 or AS9120 certification and brings in additional requirements to make your management system more robust.  When applying for AS6081 you do not need to have a separate audit to your current AS9100 or AS9120 certification assessment, our auditors are trained to perform integrated assessments reducing costs and time required.

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Helps you with

  • Respond to fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts
  • Maintain an avoidance protocol
  • Detection, mitigation and disposition of counterfeit electronic parts
  • Mitigate purchasing and supplying risks
  • Standardizing requirements, practices and methods
  • Manage suppliers and procurement

The main requirements include:

  • Counterfeit Mitigation Policy
  • Counterfeit Electronics Parts Control Plan
  • Verification of purchased products
  • Supply Chain Traceability
  • Reporting and control of parts
  • Personnel training
Note: NQA are the only Certification Body in the world currently providing AS6081 certification.

Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.

  2. Step 2

    Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an NQA Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

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