Regulations and Standards for Counterfeit Detection in Aerospace

The aerospace industry is a cornerstone to our defense, transportation, and exploration achievements over the years. It requires precision parts and expertise to function properly, or risk potentially catastrophic outcomes.

In recent years, one of the more crucial ways to combat these harsh outcomes has been through introducing streamlined counterfeit electronics detection. Here are some of the ways our team at AERI ensures every single electronic component you receive come from quality suppliers.

Background on Counterfeit Parts

Counterfeit electronic components may appear to be genuine at first, but when introduced into the product, they can lead to poor outcomes. This is because they usually include altered or modified components that cannot meet the strict rigor of the intended use.

Cheaper alternatives disguised and authentic due to a shortage of OEM parts allow so many counterfeit items enter the market. Less reputable electronic component distributors see a way to make a quick buck and pass off fakes instead of quality parts hoping the end purchaser won’t notice the difference.

Sometimes, the introduction of these parts is from recycled waste through retinning, refinishing, and re-marking older or similar components. Other times unauthorized manufacturing, using little to no quality control standards, offer basement level pricing.

In either situation, you want to work with a supplier that has strict counterfeit electronics detection measures in place for your peace of mind.

The Importance of Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions

Our team at AERI works hard to source only the most reliable and authentic electronic components for our clients. We know that counterfeit parts place a significant financial hardship and legal risk on our customers and do everything possible to avoid these knock offs from entering our supply chain.

AERI uses a suite of industry certifications and safeguards, including those specific to aerospace, to ensure you receive a quality tested items. These may include:

  • SAE’s AS6081, which sets the counterfeit detection standard for distributors.
  • AS9120, the aerospace distributor standard ensuring quality and reliability.
  • IDEA-QMS-9090, focusing on quality control for independent distribution.
  • ANSI/ESD S20.20, which provides guidelines for electrostatic discharge protection.
  • AS6171, offering specific testing methods for counterfeit electronic components.

Meeting these certifications for counterfeit electronics detection standards is how we maintain compliance checks for safety and reliability in the aerospace industry. It is crucial to maintaining our reputation for providing quality-controlled components that continue the integrity of your products.


All our parts carry a 12-month warranty and we offer 3 levels of testing so they live up to our high standards before ever being shipped out of our inventory. We are active participants of organizations like IDEA, ERAI, and GIDEP. This demonstrates our commitment to protecting the aerospace industry’s interests with tested, proven, and quality driven electronic components.

To learn more about how AERI can help find those obsolete or outdated parts essential for your products, give our Search Experts a call today. We look forward to being your reliable supplier and partner to fight against counterfeit parts in our our industry. 

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