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 is alternatively known as the Aerospace Management Systems for Stockist Distributors. Also based on AS9100, AS9120 includes specific requirements for aerospace-related organisations that work in the sourcing or production of parts and materials. These types of organizations include those that resell, distribute and warehouse aircraft and aerospace parts and components. They are often called stockist distributors because they act as intermediaries between a manufacturer and a retailer. The additions AS9120 includes are considerations related to the chain of custody, product traceability and control of records.

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 Stafffordshire 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:

  • Additional configuration management
  • Special risk management
  • Industry-critical items
  • Increased focus on timely deliver
  • Focus on product management
  • Approval process and scope for suppliers
  • Prevention of counterfeit parts

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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