AS/EN/JISQ 9120 B Quality Management System Requirements for Stockists/ Distributors

This standard includes ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements and specifies additional aviation, space and defense industry requirements and definitions. The standard is intended for use by organisations that design, develop and/or produce aviation, space and defense products; and by organisations providing post – delivery support, including provision of maintenance, spare parts or materials for their own products.

NVT QC is the first Indian certification body directly accredited by ANAB, USA in India for AS 9120. NVT QC provides ANAB accredited certificates for AS 9120B.
For man-day calculation: Refer AS 9104/1.

Business Challenge

Perhaps no other industry is as obsessively safety-conscious as the aviation industry. Constantly under public scrutiny, and with little margin for error, strict quality control standards are now considered standard in every corner of the industry. In an extremely competitive global landscape, almost all the successful manufacturers, suppliers and service providers today regard quality management as their fundamental driving force. To demonstrate this commitment, however, requires independent certification. It is irrefutable evidence that quality standards are being met. Such certification can mean winning new contracts, or being left out of the race.

Solution

What is AS/EN 9120 certification?

AS 9120 is the internationally recognized quality system standard specific to the Aviation, Space & Defence industry. Known as AS 9120 in North America, EN 9120 in Europe and JISQ 9120 in Japan, the standard is strongly supported and adhered to by major aeronautics manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing, GE and Rolls-Royce. Indeed, AS 9100 certification has already become the basic requirement demanded by all these companies to their suppliers. Based on ISO 9000 requirements, AS 9120 puts a particular focus on quality, safety and technology in all disciplines throughout the industry, and along the entire supply chain. It applies to every domain whether civil or military.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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To which industries do the AS/EN/JISQ 9100 family of standards apply?
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AS/EN/JISQ 9100 is applicable to the whole supply chain, not only in the aeronautics manufacturing industry, but also in equipment design and fabrication, operation of airports and airways, supply and maintenance of spare parts, flight operation and goods processing. - EN/AS/JISQ 9100 is applicable to companies producing new materials, parts and other materials. - EN/AS/JISQ 9110 is applicable to companies carrying out maintenance and repairs. - EN/AS/JISQ 9120 is applicable to stockists and resellers.
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Which organizations are behind the standard?
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The AS/EN/JISQ 9120 series of norms and the procedures for application have been passed by the IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group) and, for Europe, by the EAQG (European Aerospace Quality Group) and ASD (AECMA-EASE).

Transition program for AS 9120 FAQs

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How long will the AS9120 series continue to be recognized and audited to?
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The current version of AS9120 will be recognized and can be audited to until June 2017. After this date, all assessments will be to the 2016 version of the standard. Please note, all organizations must transition to the new standard by the transition deadline of September 14, 2018, at which point certificates for the previous version of the standard will no longer be valid.
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Will the transition mean additional days and additional costs?
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It is expected that clients will undergo transition during the course of their scheduled surveillance or at recertification. There will be a requirement for additional time to review and assess your implementation of the new requirements.
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What if I want to transition more quickly than my Surveillance Visits allow?
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You are more than welcome to transition as soon as the transition period begins, however this will require additional days and as such, you would incur additional costs.