Note that the UK Supply Chain Database has been withdrawn from use in accordance with the decision taken and advised in the DfT letter dated 24th January from Mark Rodmell, circulated to all NASP stakeholders. The (EU) Union Database on Supply Chain Security remains the legal default and is the database that must be used to verify cargo/IFS supply chain status.
The security of the UK aviation industry is vitally important in protecting the UK, its infrastructure and the travelling public. Our compliance team are responsible for ensuring that the aviation industry meets the security requirements set out in UK and international law, but also that where issues arise they are rectified swiftly. They make assessments based on observations, inspections, audits and tests to ensure all processes and procedures are compliant. In addition, Security Management Systems (SeMS) are being rolled out to the aviation industry and a team is in place to manage the process and its delivery.
Our airport security compliance team is responsible for assessing UK airports in a broad spectrum of areas. These include (but are not limited to):
The secure operation of aircraft is vital for the safety of the travelling public. There are 23 UK-registered air carriers and approximately 290 foreign air carriers flying into the UK, all of whom are required to comply with UK security measures. Our air carrier security compliance team monitor adherence to these regulations, which include (but are not limited to):
Around 80% of air cargo is carried on passenger aircraft so it is important that all air cargo is robustly screened to ensure that prohibited articles are not part of the flown cargo. Our cargo security compliance team audit and inspect all CAA authorised cargo regulated agents to ensure that the appropriate screening methods are invoked and that the secure supply chain is maintained from point of origin to the point of uplift.
In-flight catering can make a journey more enjoyable but it needs to be secure. Our in-flight supplies security compliance team audit and inspect all CAA authorised in-flight supplies providers to ensure that they have robust procedures to prevent prohibited articles being introduced into the catering and on-board supplied.
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