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. Download a copy of our handy Counterfeit Parts Checklist.

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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.

Benefits of Aerospace Certification

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Global recognition as a reputable supplier

Certification is recognised internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.

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Access to large OEM’s

All companies registered to an Aerospace standard are listed in the OASIS database.

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Improved stakeholder relationships

Improve the perception of your organization with staff, customers and suppliers.

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Customer satisfaction

Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.

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Win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification and verification opens doors.

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Reduced operating costs

Continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies mean money saved.

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Proven business credentials

Independent verification against a globally recognised industry standard speaks volumes.

Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so we can understand you and your business. We will then use this to personally prepare a proposal for your certification and define what is known as your 'scope of assessment'.

  2. Step 2

    We will then contact you to book your assessment with an NQA assessor. It 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 operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful stage two audit, a decision is made. If positive, your certification will be issued by NQA, with both a hard and soft copy of the certificate awarded. Certification is valid for three years and maintained through surveillance audits (years one and two) and a recertification audit in year three.

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