The Known Consignor Scheme

Information for cargo companies

The purpose of the 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. 

However, once approved as a Known Consignor, you must comply with the requirements outlined in the Regulations.

A guidance booklet is available to help you assess your existing security arrangements against the required criteria for Known Consignors as described in Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and its implementing acts. This information will help to ensure that you meet the requirements before arranging a validation visit.

Please contact us for more information about the scheme and to receive the guidance booklet on the application process:

Cargo Business Support Unit
Aviation Security Compliance
CAA House
7th Floor
45 – 59 Kingsway
London.
WC2B 6TE.

Telephone: 020 7453 5825
Email: Known Consignor KCsupport@caa.gsi.gov.uk