What Is the BS EN 9120 Standard?

BS EN 9100 is an expansion of ISO 9001:2015, adding additional requirements that apply specifically to the aerospace industry.

This standard, known as the Aerospace Management Systems for Stockist Distributors, includes requirements for aerospace-related organisations that work in the sourcing or production of parts and materials typically used in aerospace ventures. These types of organizations include those that resell, distribute and warehouse aircraft and aerospace parts and components. Often acting as intermediaries between the manufacturer and the retailer, They are often called stockist distributors.

BS EN 9120 is part of a series of standards that includes BS EN 9100 and BS EN 9110.

BS EN 9100 works in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015, an industry non-specific standard that sets the most basic Quality Management System requirements, adding additional requirements that apply specifically to the aerospace industry. These quality standards have become increasingly popular, to such a degree that most global aerospace manufacturers and suppliers will only work with AS9100-certified partners.

Benefits of BS EN 9120 Aerospace Staffordshire certification

The BS EN 9100 series of quality standards adds requirements to the ISO 9001 standard that apply specifically to the aerospace industry, including the following:

  • Configuration management
  • Special risk management
  • Critical items
  • A focus on deliver that is timely
  • Focus on product management
  • Approval process
  • counterfeit parts prevention

When your organisation complies to AS9120, it not only reaps quality and efficiency benefits, but also is better able to meet customer expectations. Certification can also provide a competitive advantage by:

  • Identifying opportunities for operational improvements and cost reduction;
    Improved audit and surveillance efficiency;
  • Reduced number of customer audits required, and a corresponding reduction in needed resources;
  • Enhanced supplier performance due to higher quality, waste reduction, and a customer satisfaction focus; and
  • Streamlined documentation.

Getting certified for BS EN 9120 Aerospace Staffordshire

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