Aeroserve AB is a privately owned company specialized in aviation
security and quality control.
With more than 25 years experience in the aviation and particularly the
air cargo business, we know how important it is to ensure a good
quality in all aspects of the business to be able to provide a safe and
Aeroserve is working together with other Aviation Security Independent
Validators under the name “ACC3 Validators”. The group cooperates to
support customers better with preparation, consulting and training as
well as the actual validation.
|Managing Director - Christina Standar
Christina is an accredited EU ACC3 Aviation
Security Independent Validator as well as an
Aviation Security Auditor.
She has long experience in the air cargo
business both in Europe and outside. Her
previous employment was as Nordic
Operations Manager for Air France, KLM and
Our Products and Services
EU ACC3 Validations
Aeroserve will be able to help you with
EU Aviation Security Validations for
ACC3, RA3 and KC3. We will also assist with pre-validations,
gap-analysis and consultancy related to
the ACC3 regulation.
Aviation Security Audits
We do aviation security audits at airports,
terminals and ground according to ICAO
Pre-audits, gap-analysis and
consulting related to aviation security,
your security program, staff training, how
to build control processes and checklists.
Quality Control and Security Training
Aeroserve will help you to monitor the quality of your aviation suppliers based on
your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
This will be done through performance
reviews and supplier surveys.
We are currently developing e-courses for
security training on various levels.
ACC3 - What is it?
ACC3 is an air cargo or mail carrier that has been designated by a
European Union (EU) member state to carry cargo or mail into or through
the EU from a third country airport.
The ACC3 requirements are waived for some origins with an established
low risk, as identified through an EU risk assessment.
From July 1st, 2014 the regulation requires all air cargo and mail carriers
operating into the EU from a third country airport to have passed an EU
Aviation Security Validation to keep their ACC3 status and be permitted to
continue to fly cargo or mail into the EU.
ACC3s must ensure that all cargo and mail carried to the EU is physically
screened or comes from a secure supply chain which is EU aviation
security validated. Also from July 1st 2014, screening needs to be
performed according to EU standards.
The ACC3 designation is valid for a maximum of 5 years.
What happens if the air carrier does
If the air carrier does not
comply with these
requirements or fails the
validation, it will not be
designated as ACC3 by the
appropriate authorities in the
EU and will subsequently not
be allowed to fly cargo or mail
into the Union.
Secure Supply Chain (RA3, KC3)
Trucker – Shipper – Forwarder – GHA
In a secure supply chain individual members perform security controls
and protect secured consignments from unlawful interference
throughout their journey. Potential actors in the secure supply chain are
account consignors or known consignors which originate cargo or mail
and regulated agents that screen and/or forward cargo or mail to the air
carriers. Known and account consignors are typically manufacturers of
the cargo. Entities that may be approved as regulated agent include air
carriers, handling agents and freight forwarders. Screening may only be
carried out by a regulated agent.
For entities to become a third country regulated agent (RA3) or third
country known consignor (KC3) they need to submit their air cargo and
mail operations to an EU aviation security validation. The validator will
assess whether the entity complies with the relevant security objectives
by making an on-site verification to the premises where air cargo or mail
to the EU are being handled.
Trucking companies are handled under the responsibility of the ACC3,
RA3 or the KC3 but requires relevant security training according to the
If the supply chain is broken, the cargo or mail has to be considered as
unsecure and treated as such. Physical screening needs to take place
according to EU standards.
What do you need to do?
1. Familiarize yourself with the EU requirements
The security requirements for cargo and mail from non-EU countries
may be found in the regulation EU No 1082/2012 and
No 654/2013. The checklists which EU aviation security validators will
use to assess your compliance with the EU security objectives can be
found under 1082/2012 attachment 6-C3 for air carriers, under
654/2013 attachment 6-C2 for Regulated Agents and attachment
6-C4 for Known Consignors.
2. Where necessary, update your business operations
and train your staff to comply with the security
Depending on your business and your current security measures, you
may need to update your security programme, enhance your security
measures or provide for the necessary screening equipment. Your
security measures need to be in accordance with at least ICAO
standards. In the event you carry out screening, your screening
methods need to be in accordance with EU requirements.
Aeroserve and ACC3 Validators will be able to support in the
preparation of a validation in case you should require assistance.
Within short, we will offer aviation security related e-courses to
support in the training of your staff.
The Aviation Security Validation
3. Contact an EU aviation security validator to carry
out the necessary validation
If you would like to be part of the secure supply chain, you will need
to contact an EU aviation security validator yourself. EU aviation
security validations may only be carried out by approved EU
aviation security validators. All approved validators you may
engage are included in the EU database found in the link below:
If you are not validated and approved according to the EU
requirements, you may not form part of the secure supply chain of
an ACC3. As a consequence, all the cargo or mail you forward will
need to be screened by or on behalf of the ACC3 or a third country
regulated agent before being loaded on board an aircraft bound for
Aeroserve and ACC3 Validators are looking forward to assisting
you with your validation.
Contact Us At:
SE-247 27 Genarp
Phone: +46 705 1995
To read more download the pdf:
Aeroserve AB ACC3 Validators Summary