SpiceJet has successfully RA3 (Regulated Agent Third country) and ACC3 (Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport) certifications, the company said on Monday.
The certifications allow the airline to transport mail and cargo on its airplanes under its Air Operator Permit and also handle cargo and mail of other airlines for transporting to or via the European Union and the United Kingdom, airline officials said.
“These certifications are an attestation of our commitment to aviation safety and adherence to the highest and most stringent security standards in our operations. The new certifications will help SpiceJet gain new business opportunities from international airlines, freight forwarders, cargo agents, and international couriers as it allows us to seamlessly carry cargo both to and via the European Union and the United Kingdom.”Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet
SpiceJet has successfully cleared stringent cargo security audits and on-site verification to check compliance with the latest standards in European Union and the United Kingdom. ACC3 and RA3 are supply chain security initiatives designed by the European Union to secure and regulate inbound air cargo and mail coming in from other countries.
Currently, the airline’s operations at airports in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, and Kochi are ACC3 certified for both EU and the UK. Kolkata is certified for EU operations and is expected to receive certification for UK operations soon.
SpiceJet operations at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Kochi airports are also RA3 certified for both EU and the UK while the airport in Goa is RA3 certified for EU and will soon be certified for the UK.