AS9120 Aerospace QMS Certification for Stockist Distributors

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Certification
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Certification Process

AS9120 (Aerospace Management Systems for Stockist Distributors) is based on AS9100 and adds specific requirements that are relevant for organizations that procure parts, materials and assemblies and sell these products in the aerospace industry (e.g. stockist distributors). AS9120 addresses chain of custody, traceability, control and availability of records. The standard is applicable to organizations that resell, distribute and warehouse parts found in aircraft and other aerospace components.

For more information, call toll free (U.S. only) 888.673.9000, ext. 6881 or worldwide +1 734.827.6881 or email information@nsf-isr.org.

Benefits of Certification

Benefits of certification to AS9120 include:

  • Access to the best practices of the aerospace industry for quality and traceability to help reduce operational risk
  • Enhanced marketability of your products and services through third-party proof of your commitment to deliver high quality products and services
  • A focus on customer satisfaction: performance objectives must be aligned to customer expectations
  • Access to global markets through internationally recognized certification

Why Work With NSF?

The NSF-ISR process effectiveness approach helps you leverage your quality management system to align business goals and outcomes with client expectations and satisfaction for optimum performance.

Our program managers and auditors are industry experts and receive the latest training. Program managers are responsible for the technical integrity of our internal and external process to ensure we are designing systems that are specific to the needs of the aerospace industry. We train our auditors to ensure our audits are performed in the right regulatory context, no matter where you operate.

Certification Process

The NSF-ISR AS9120 aerospace quality management systems certification process consists of these steps:

  1. Application and Contract – Your company submits an application and signs a contract (master agreement).
  2. Audit Team Assignment – NSF-ISR assigns an auditor team.
  3. Document Review – We perform a document review (when required) for the management system (MS) and issue a report of conformance or nonconformance.
  4. On-Site Readiness Review (ORR-Stage 1 Audit) – As the first stage of the certification process, NSF-ISR verifies readiness of the MS to continue with the certification process.
  5. Certification Audit (Stage 2) – Our audit team conducts an on-site audit to verify conformity to the specified standard.
  6. Independent Review – A certification board reviewer recommends the final certification/recertification decision.
  7. Notification of Certification – We notify your organization in writing, issue the certificate and publish the certification in our online listings.
  8. Surveillance Audits – NSF-ISR performs semiannual or annual audits to verify the MS is being maintained.
  9. Reassessment – NSF-ISR performs reassessment audits in accordance with requirements.

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