Quality assurance

Quality, service and communication are the three foundations of The Princeps Way, designed to set us apart from other distributors. Quality is the primary driver for our whole business – and everyone is involved. 

Princeps belong to a global elite of electronic, electrical & electromechanical (EEE) part distributors that hold both AS9120 and AS6081 Quality Certifications. AS9120 and AS6081 distributors such as Princeps are also perfectly positioned to address your AS9100D/AS5553 Counterfeit Mitigation requirements. 

AS9120 is our Quality Management System, it incorporates all of ISO 9001, with almost 100 additional industry-specific requirements for aerospace: 

  • Continual improvement 
  • Chain of custody 
  • Traceability 
  • Stock control 
  • Availability of records 

The scope of our AS9120B Quality Management System also covers our ESD control plan, based on the requirements of BS EN 61340

  • Identify reliable sources for procurement 
  • Assess and mitigate the risk of distributing fraudulent or counterfeit parts 
  • Control suspect or confirmed fraudulent or counterfeit parts 
  • Report suspect or confirmed fraudulent or counterfeit parts to other potential users 
  • Your parts have to have full aerospace traceability 
  • You need to meet AS9100D/AS5553 Counterfeit Mitigation obligations 
  • You’re looking for a low risk, trusted-source for obsolete parts requiring acceptance plan to aerospace standards (ARP6328 or IEC TS62668-2) 

The combination of AS9120 and AS6081 ensures heightened risk management leads to greater consistency and traceability of products to address the issues prevalent in today’s EEE parts supply chain. 

Both standards require a multi-stage certification process, followed by periodic surveillance audits to ensure compliance is maintained throughout the 3-year certification cycle. 

All audits and surveillance visits are conducted by independent aerospace auditors; our AS9120 audit reports are logged on the IAQG Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) Certified Supplier Directory for review by prospective customers – or better still, come and visit our facility, including our testing and inspection lab, to see our work in action yourself!