FAA Advisory Circular 00-56 establishes a civil aircraft parts distributor 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 9001, AS9100, AS9120 and AS9110 are all acceptable standards as is TAC 2000. ASA also has an ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 accredited certification body referred to as ASACB.
The current revision of AC 00-56 is revision B; which was released on May 27, 2015 with an effective date of August 27, 2015.
For historical purposes:
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.
How To Add Your Company:
Submission can be limited to 2 pages:
- 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.
- A valid, signed certificate. The certificate must indicate that you met FAA AC 00-56B and an acceptable quality standard. For some ISO based filings this requirement will be fulfilled with a certificate for the ISO based standard and a certificate for FAA AC 00-56.
COVID-19 UPDATE: PREFERRED METHOD OF SUBMISSION IS EMAIL. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SCANNER CONSIDER TAKING A PICTURE OF THE DOCUMENTS AND EMAILING. MAIL AND FACSIMILE WILL BE CHECKED BUT DUE TO CURRENT ISSUES EMAIL WILL BE REPLIED TO QUICKER.
Contact information is: email, fax to +1 202-347-6894 or mail to:
Aviation Suppliers Association
2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
The Database Manager will contact you if the submission does not meet the elements of FAA AC 00-56. To verify company information is listed correctly, go to the listing.