By Staff Correspondent
SpiceJet announced that it has secured RA3 (Regulated Agent Third country) and ACC3 (Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport) certifications. The certifications will allow SpiceJet to not only transport mail and cargo on its own airplanes under its Air Operator Permit but also handle cargo and mail of other airlines for transporting to or via the European Union and the United Kingdom. In addition, these certifications confirm that SpiceJet meets the security requirements for screening air cargo and mail entering the European Union and the United Kingdom under their supply chain initiative.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, 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.”
SpiceJet successfully cleared stringent cargo security audit 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 SpiceJet’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 expected to receive certification for the UK operations soon.
Similarly, SpiceJet operations at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Kochi airports are 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.