Princeps belongs to a world elite of electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical (EEE) component distributors, holding both AS9120 and AS6081 accreditations.

Princeps Quality, A Perfect Combination of AS9120 and AS6081

Quality, service and communication are the three elements setting Princeps apart. Quality is the main driver for our business and everyone is involved.

Princeps belong to an elite of Electronic, Electrical and Electro-mechanical (EEE) part distributors in the world, holding both AS9120 and AS6081 Quality Certifications. AS9120/AS6081 distributors such as Princeps are perfectly positioned to address your AS9100D/AS5553 Counterfeit Mitigation requirements.

AS9120 is our Quality Management System, it incorporates all of ISO9001 with additional industry 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

Princeps AS9120B Certificate

AS6081 covers our Counterfeit Parts Control Plan – it standardises practices to:

  • Identify reliable sources for procurement
  • Assess and mitigate the risk of distributing fraudulent/counterfeit parts
  • Control suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit parts
  • Report suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit parts to other potential users

Princeps AS6081 Certificate

Having both demonstrates our ability to help, especially if :

  • 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 & 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 three-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 you can come and have a look for yourself!


AS9120 is a management standard intended for distributors operating in the aerospace, defence and security sectors. Its strong emphasis on risk management reflects best practice being demanded by all tiers of the aviation supply chain, and it is key in driving product safety, efficiency and reliability.


AS6081 was created in response to a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability and safety risks. It provides uniform requirements, practices and methods to mitigate the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts. It can be described as AS5553 for distributors.

Princeps has held AS6081 Certification since 2016. View our current certificate.

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is the global standard that specifies requirements for Quality Management Systems. Organisations that carry ISO 9001 Certification are able to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements

Princeps has held ISO 9001 Certification since 2008.


ERAI is a global information services organisation that monitors, investigates and reports issues affecting the global electronics supply chain. It is the world’s largest privately owned database of non-conforming material. ERAI leads the fight against the sale of counterfeit/high risk components and promotes a higher level of awareness via data-sharing, education, training and networking.

Princeps has been an ERAI member since Feb 2007.


The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) is a not for profit professional body for those involved in, or interested in, obsolescence management. IIOM is dedicated to improving the knowledge and best practice of obsolescence practitioners through education, networking and process development.

Princeps have been IIOM members since 2012.