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AS6171 Accreditation for Suspect Counterfeit Aerospace Parts

What is AS6171 Accreditation for Suspect Counterfeit Aerospace Parts?

ANAB provides accreditation of laboratories performing detection of suspect/counterfeit aerospace parts to the requirements of AS6171, Test Methods Standard.

Laboratories must meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, AS6171, and AS6171 slash sheets.

The purpose of AS6171 is to standardize practices to detect suspect counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts and to ensure consistency of test techniques and requirements across the supply chain. The assessment detailed in the SAE AS6171 standard determines the types of defects detected using a specified test plan so the lab can provide a certificate of conformance to the end user.

Laboratories seeking accreditation for this program must demonstrate the capability to work under conditions of low relative humidity as outlined in Appendix B of AS6171.

SAE AS 6171A-2018: Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, And Electromechanical Parts

Steps to AS6171 Accreditation

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Steps for Getting Accredited

  • Request a Quote
  • File Application
  • Prepare for Accreditation Assessment
  • Submit Documentation for Review
  • (Optional) Preliminary Assessment
  • Accreditation Assessment
  • Corrective Action (if applicable)
  • ANAB Accreditation Decision
  • Receive Accreditation Certificate

SR 2429, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: Laboratories Performing Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit Parts Under AS6171

Defines supplemental requirements for laboratories performing detection of suspect/counterfeit parts under the specific requirements of AS6171.

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