AESA and ANAC sign an agreement recognising the security controls implemented at Spanish airports

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Applicable to passengers on flights from Spain

AESA and ANAC sign an agreement recognising the security controls implemented at Spanish airports

•    With the signing of the Single Security Control (OSS) agreement between the Agency and the Brazilian authority, an exemption is established in the inspection of passengers and their luggage from flights arriving at airports in Brazil from Spain.

•    The Single Security Control brings with it economic benefits for airlines and airport managers, in addition to speeding up the transit of passengers between the Spanish State and the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Madrid, 17 October 2023 (AESA). The State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) and the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil have signed the agreement called One Stop Security (OSS), through which the Brazilian authority recognises the security procedures implemented at Spanish airports.

The objective of this agreement is to establish a single security check that allows the exemption from inspection for passengers and their respective baggage for flights from Spain that have as their destination any airport in Brazil. In this sense, Spain becomes the first European country with which the Brazilian authority ANAC has established an agreement of this nature.

This harmonisation of security procedures (AVSEC, Aviation Security) brings with it a number of benefits for both countries, since it implies:

-  Cost savings for airlines and airports by avoiding duplication of security checks.

-  Greater agility in the transit of people Spain-Brazil by improving the connection times.

-  A better overall experience for the passenger.

This agreement is part of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed by AESA and ANAC during the last ICAO Assembly, in order to promote cooperation between the two States in the field of the protection of civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference.

In order to implement the Single Security Control (OSS), AESA’s technical staff has collaborated with ANAC professionals in reviewing the security procedures carried out in Spain. In addition, experts from the Brazilian authority have visited on-site Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airports, managed by Aena, to evaluate the adoption of ICAO Annex 17 (Aviation Security, AVSEC) and the National Civil Aviation Safety Programme (PNS).

In this context, it should be remembered that Aena, the world’s first airport operator by number of passengers, has 100 % managed six airports in the northeast of Brazil since 2020. These airports served more than 13.8 million passengers in 2022.

This figure is increasing these months with the management of eleven other airports of the so-called Block of Eleven Brazilian Airports, which includes that of Congonhas in São Paulo.

About AESA

AESA is the State body, attached to the State Secretariat for Transport of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, which ensures that civil aviation standards are met in the aeronautical activity of Spain.

The Agency has the tasks of Supervision, Inspection and Management of Air Transport, Air Navigation and Airport Safety. It assesses the risks to transport safety and has the power to sanction infringements of civil aviation rules.

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