In-flight suppliers who supply catering and on-board supplies to commercial aircraft are required to be regulated by the CAA. The following information is provided to assist prospective in-flight supplier companies to become Regulated Suppliers.
List of Regulated Suppliers (to be used to verify the status of a supplier)
A guide to the application process (the Green Book) is available from the CAA using the contact details for the Cargo and In-flight Supplies Business Support Unit below. This will help you through the application process and contains a template for the Security Programme.
In-flight supplies are all items intended to be taken on board an aircraft for use, consumption or purchase by passengers or crew during a flight, other than cabin baggage, items carried by persons other than passengers and air carrier mail and air carrier materials.
In order to be approved as a Regulated Supplier of in-flight supplies, the applicant shall submit documentation on aviation security standards (security programme) and shall then be subjected to an on-site verification visit to ensure that it fulfils the required standards.
You must be able to demonstrate that:
detailed in the CAA
Scheme of Charges (Aviation Security)
Allow 42 days from application to the granting of Regulated Supplier status, contingent on meeting the required criteria.
Listing can be for up to a maximum of five years.
For questions about the application process for becoming a Regulated Supplier, please contact:
Cargo and In-flight Supplies Business Support Unit
Aviation Security Compliance
Civil Aviation Authority
CAA House, K7
London WC2B 6TE
Telephone: 0207 453 5825
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