FAA AC 00-56 Accredited Companies
FAA Advisory Circular 00-56 establishes a civil aircraft parts accreditation system. This system involves voluntary industry oversight. The FAA strongly endorses participation in this system. FAA AC 00-56 lists ASA-100 as an acceptable quality system standard. Only ASA can accredit a company to ASA-100. ISO 900, AS9100, AS9120 and AS9110 are all acceptable standards as is TAC 2000. ASA also has an ISO 9001, AS9100 and AS9120 accredited certification body referred to as ASACB.
The FAA released FAA AC 00-56B on May 27, 2015 with an effective date of August 27, 2015. Any audit conducted after August 27, 2015 must be conducted to revision B.
For additional information about the Advisory Circular 00-56 and its effectiveness, please review the following:
FAA AC 00-56A
FAA AC 00-56BFY 2004 Audit Report
Distributors become officially accredited to FAA AC 00-56 when they appear on the Voluntary Industry Distributor Accreditation Program Database. The Aviation Suppliers Association manages the database for the FAA.
Add Your Company
Send only 2 pages:
1. A cover letter usually on company letterhead and if not please see the needed contact information. Find out what the cover letter must contain by opening our template letter.
2. A valid, signed certificate. The certificate must indicate that you met FAA AC 00-56A or FAA AC 00-56B (depending on date of audit) and an acceptable quality standard.
Send by email, fax to 202-347-6894 or mail to
Aviation Suppliers Association
2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
The Database Manager will contact you if the submission doesn't meet the elements of FAA AC 00-56.