What is AS6081?
This 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.
It provides uniform requirements, practices and methods to mitigate the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.
Standardizing requirements, practices and methods related to supplier management, procurement, inspection, test/evaluation as well as response strategies when suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts are discovered. AS6081 is for distributors and requires that the quality system be certified to the requirements of an internationally recognized standard such as ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 or AS9120.
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
Benefits of Aerospace Certification
Global recognition as a reputable supplier
Certification is recognized internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.
Access to large OEM’s
All companies registered to an Aerospace standard are listed in the OASIS database.
Improved stakeholder relationships
Improve the perception of your organization with staff, customers and suppliers.
Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.
Ability to win more business
Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification opens doors.
Reduced operating costs
Continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies mean money saved.
Proven business credentials
Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.
Steps to Certification
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.
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.
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.