Operations begin from Spain to Brazil under the Single Security Control (OSS)


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Madrid, 26 December 2023 (AESA)

On Thursday, December 21, the National Agency of Aviação Civil (ANAC) organised an institutional event at the André Franco Montoro – Guarulhos Airport (São Paulo) to formalise the implementation of the One Stop Security (OSS) agreement signed between the Brazilian authority and the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA).

On behalf of AESA, the event was attended by Mr. Gonzalo Javier Moro, Deputy Consul of the Consulate General of Spain in São Paulo. In addition, a connection has been established from Spain so that David Nieto, director of Airports and Civil Aviation Security of AESA, was present virtually at the ceremony.

With this agreement, an exemption has been established in the inspection of passengers and their luggage from flights arriving at airports in Brazil from Spain. In this way, ANAC recognised the security procedures implemented at Spanish airports, making Spain the first European country with which the Brazilian authority has established such an agreement. For this recognition, experts from the Brazilian authority visited 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 Program (PNS).

This collaboration has brought benefits to both States by harmonising security procedures (AVSEC). It has also allowed progress in terms of cooperation to further improve the protection of civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference and facilitate the transit of people in Spain-Brazil, both by avoiding duplication in security controls and by speeding up connection times.

For more information on the Single Security Control agreement, you can access the press release published in October by AESA: https://bit.ly/3tyTp7G