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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

Cabin Baggage National X-Ray Competency Test (NXCT) – Version 3.1 – (Build 3) – Release 5 Dated December 2019

Anyone carrying out the screening of cabin baggage using x-ray or Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) equipment must be in possession of a valid Cabin Baggage NXCT certificate. It is a mandatory requirement that the NXCT is re-passed at least every 13 months.

Approved Cabin Baggage NXCT Test Managers

Hold Baggage National X-Ray Competency Test (NXCT) – Version 3.1 – (Build 3) – Release 5 Dated December 2019 (updated)

Anyone carrying out the screening hold baggage by x-ray or EDS equipment must be in possession of a valid HBS NXCT certificate. It is a mandatory requirement that the NXCT is re-passed at least every 13 months.

Approved Hold Baggage NXCT Test Managers

Cargo and Mail National X-Ray Competency Test (NXCT) – Version 3.1 – (Build 3) – Release 6 Dated December 2019

Anyone carrying out the screening of air cargo and mail using x-ray or EDS equipment must be in possession of a valid cargo NXCT certificate.. It is a mandatory requirement that the NXCT is re-passed at least every 13 months.

Approved Cargo NXCT Test Managers

Approval Process 

The test manager must have successfully completed at least one of the following certified training courses:

  • Aviation Security Managers
  • Ground Instructor
  • Cargo Managers (Cargo Test Managers only)

If you are interested in becoming approved to deliver the Cabin Baggage, Hold Baggage or Cargo and Mail NXCT, you will need to meet the NXCT approval criteria. Please complete the NXCT application form and send requests for approval and enquiries to: avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk.

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