Civil Aviation Authority lands at Multimodal
Aviation Security Compliance
The security of our airports and skies is critical to maintaining safety. Our security compliance team is responsible for ensuring that the aviation industry follows the security requirements that are set out in UK and international law.
Cargo that originates in the UK must be subject to security checks to ensure that it does not contain prohibited items such as explosives or anything capable of causing fire. The cargo can be screened using a number of different techniques by a regulated agent or by a known consignor.
Known Consignor Scheme
We are attending Multimodal to primarily promote the Known Consignor Scheme.
The Known Consignor Scheme is voluntary. There is no legal requirement for any air cargo to be despatched from the shipper as SPX (Secure) cargo; insecure cargo may still be shipped, although it will be subject to additional security measures before it can be allowed to fly.
What are the benefits of being a Known Consignor? If you regularly despatch your manufactured goods by air you will be keen to be in control of delivery timelines and security costs. By becoming a Known Consignor you are able to secure your cargo to SPX (secure) cargo standards at source; this will enable you or your freight handler to deliver your products direct to the airline cargo handler without the need for further security providing the delivery chain has remained secure. This is a tremendous advantage in terms of logistics, guaranteed delivery times and does away with any expensive additional security costs which can be incurred when processing intricate or complicated consignments.
A number of our experienced CAA Aviation Security staff, managers and Known Consignor Validators will be on hand to answer your questions about the scheme and what is involved, please come and see us on stand 6084