The Known Consignor Scheme is voluntary. There is no legal requirement for any air cargo to be dispatched 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.
On approval, Known Consignors are permitted (provided they comply with the requirements outlined in the regulations) to ship cargo from source. Such cargo may be transported by air without the need for any further security measures being applied.
approved cargo trainers (to be used to verify the status of a cargo trainer)
A guide to applications for Known Consignors is available from the CAA by using the contact details below.
You must be able to demonstrate that:
Application forms must be received by the Cargo and In-flight Supplies Business Support Unit at least six weeks before a current certificate expires.
Forms are acknowledged on receipt and processed within four weeks.
Twelve calendar months from current expiry or from date of approval for new certificate holders.
EU Regulation 2015/1998
Apply for Known Consignor Status (online application form)
For questions about the application process for becoming a Known Consignor, please contact:
Cargo and In-flight Supplies Business Support Unit
Aviation Security Compliance
Civil Aviation Authority
CAA House, K7
London WC2B 6TE
Telephone: 020 7453 5826
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