As a part of our AS9100 quality management system P.A.T. proactively works to minimize the risk of counterfeit components by assuring all parts are procured directly from the OEM or their approved vendor list (AVL)of distributors. Early stage involvement by Component Engineering assures initial BOM’s and AVL’s are optimally established to identify genuine franchised distributors and enhance supply chain availability options. Inevitably there will be situations where deviation from approved supply chain sources is required to procure a specific component from the secondary market. In such cases our customer will be notified for pre-approval and to establish the inspection/test parameters for that specific case.