The security of the UK aviation industry is vitally important in protecting the UK, its infrastructure and the travelling public.
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 flown cargo. To be able to handle secure cargo, companies need to become a Regulated Agent.
The concept of Security Management Systems is based on safety management systems, so will be familiar to those in the aviation sector. The idea is that: