Gov.im uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies

Aviation Security

By delegation from the Minister for Enterprise, the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration is the aviation security regulator in the Isle of Man.

Aviation security regulatory activities in the Isle of Man are undertaken in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration. Routine aviation security assessments in the Isle of Man are conducted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on behalf of the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration.

The Isle of Man is part of the ‘Common Travel Area’ consisting of the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The Island is also recognised by the European Union (EU) as being a ‘third country applying security standards equivalent to the common basic standards’. Consequently, the Isle of Man Island maintains aviation security legislation which mirrors that of the UK and the EU.

Isle of Man Civil Aviation Quality Control Programme

The Isle of Man Civil Aviation Quality Control Programme describes the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration arrangements for the conduct of inspections, surveys, audits and tests of aviation security, as well as corrective activity, enforcement and penalties

Primary Legislation

Appropriate authority and necessary powers for monitoring and enforcing the relevant regulations are provided to The Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration by the Civil Aviation (Application) Order 2013, which applies the following aspects of United Kingdom aviation security legislation to the IOM with modification:

  • Aviation Security Act 1982
  • Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990
  • Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

Copies of the above legislation are available on request.

Updated Island legislation to reflect the most recent UK amendments to these Acts is currently being developed. As amended and as applied working copies will be published here when the legislation takes effect, expected by July 2018.

Secondary Legislation

The Isle of Man has applied the following EU aviation security regulations to the Island with appropriate modications:

  • (EC) No 300/2008 of 11 March 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002
  • (EC) No 272/2009 of 2 April 2009 supplementing the common basic standards on civil aviation security laid down in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security

Regulated Agents

Regulated Agent (RA) means an air carrier, agent, freight forwarder or any other entity who ensures security controls in respect of cargo or mail. Regulations pertaining to RA are contained in (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 (above).

RA in the Isle of Man are assessed, approved, listed and provided with ongoing oversight by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on behalf of the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration as per the process for a RA located in the UK. Further information (including the scheme of charges applied) can be obtained from the UK CAA website.

Single Consolidated Direction

Using powers within the Aviation Security Act 1982 (as applied to the Isle of Man) and as permitted by Article 6 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 300/2008, the Island has issued a Single Consolidated Direction (SCD) that lists the applicable EU aviation security requirements and sets out further provisions applied to the Island; this document directly reflects the content of the UK’s equivalent SCD. The SCD also acts as the National Civil Aviation Security Programme as required by EU regulation.

Distribution of the SCD is limited to those organisations and bodies directed by the content.

Did you find what you were looking for?
Back to top