The AS9120 standard has been developed for providers of aerospace stocklists, or pass-through distributors who are reselling, distributing and warehousing aircraft and aerospace components.  the AS9120 standard is for suppliers and parts distributors in the aerospace industry who need to demonstrate an effective quality management system. an AS9120 certificate demonstrates to your partners in the aerospace industry that you understand the standard, that you meet the requirements, and that you are committed to aircraft safety. this international standard provides the framework for implementing a QMS. It defines requirements in the clauses of the standard. The standard is based upon the “Process Approach”. Whether your “product” is software, hardware, service or processed materials, this QMS can provide structure and aid in bringing discipline within your organization.

AS9120 - Quality Management Systems - Aerospace Requirements for Stockist Distributors - was developed for pass-through distributors of aerospace commodity items.  This standard addresses chain of custody, traceability, control and availability of records. the AS9120 certification reflects our support of the aerospace industry through our careful focus on all areas affecting safety and reliability," said Chris Dang, Smith’s Director of Global Quality Control. “With the strong backing of our SmithSecure framework ensuring that customers receive top quality products and services, coupled with our stringent vendor evaluation system, we are in a key position to provide the expert sourcing, testing, and handling that meet our aerospace customers’ needs for consistent quality with flow down reporting.


AS9120 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors.” is an aerospace standard based on AS9100 that adds specific requirements that are relevant for stockist or pass-through distributors for the aerospace industry.

When your organization aligns to the AS 9120 standard you will not only gain quality and efficiency benefits but also be better aligned to exceed customer expectations. AS 9120 can provide the competitive edge you need by:
Enhancing supplier performance due to higher quality and less waste
Efficient documentation
Detecting opportunities for operational improvements and reduction of costs



Benefits to Certification:-


Customer satisfaction – through delivery of products that consistently meet customer requirements.

Reduced operating costs – through continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiency.

Improved stakeholder relationships – including staff, customers and suppliers

Legal compliance – by understanding how statutory and regulatory requirements impact an organization


Improved risk management – through greater consistency and traceability of products and services

Proven business credentials – through independent verification against recognized standards

Ability to win more business – particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply