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Volga-Dnepr validates first seven ACC3 airports

[ April 27, 2015   //   ]

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has validated the first seven airports under the European Commission’s ACC3 aviation security requirements for cargo from non-EU countries. The status has been achieved for New Delhi, India, Al Maktoum and Fujairah in the UAE, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, and Ankara in Turkey. It is also in the process of confirming the ACC3 status of Sharjah Airport in the UAE, which will be followed by Cairo, Egypt, and Astana in Kazakhstan.
Deputy director of the carrier’s aviation security department, Andrey Kocherga, said the process for a charter operator like Volga-Dnepr was “a little different to when the same process is carried out by scheduled airlines,” pointing out that its aircraft operate flights from almost all airports in the world into Europe, so the number of airports Volga-Dnepr is required to validate is much larger than for most scheduled carriers.Airports used also change according to customer requirements.
By 2018, Volga-Dnepr Airlines aims to have carried out the validation of 19 airports – three airports a year since 2015. The ACC3 status of each airport is valid for five years. When operating a flight from a non-validated airport, the airline needs to obtain a flight permission according to normal procedures.