The AS9120 standard builds upon the requirements in ISO 9001 and AS9100 and is intended for use by organisations that procure parts, materials, and assemblies in the aviation, space, and defence industries.

AS9120 is based on a standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) titled, "Quality Management Systems-Aerospace Requirements for Stockist / Distributors". It includes ISO 9001 and specific requirements related to the Aerospace Industry.

AS9120 standardises quality management system requirements and is used at all levels of the supply chain by organisations around the world. The use of AS9120 results in improved quality, cost, and delivery performance through the reduction or elimination of organisation-unique requirements, effective implementation of the quality management system, and wider application of good practice. While primarily developed for the aviation, space, and defence industry, this standard can also be used in other industry sectors when a quality management system with additional requirements over an ISO 9001 system is needed.

AS9120 includes organisations that procure products and split them into smaller quantities, including those that coordinate a customer or regulatory controlled process on the product. This standard is not intended for organisations that maintain or repair products, or for organisations that perform work that affect or could affect product characteristics or conformity. It also ensures that materials are handled properly through the chain of custody, traceability, and the availability of records.

With the AS9120 standard, you will not only gain quality and efficiency benefits, but you will be better aligned to exceed customer expectations. AS9120 can provide the competitive edge you need.

Benefits to your organisation:

  • Understanding and consistency in meeting requirements
  • Consideration of processes in terms of added value
  • Effective process performance
  • Improvement of processes based on evaluation of data and information
  • Efficient handling of documentation and records
  • Detecting opportunities for operational improvements and reduction of costs
  • Eliminate and mitigate business risks

Intertek's AS9120 programme is an ANAB accredited service along with AS9100 and AS9110. Intertek’s accredited certificate’s are recognised globally.

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