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 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
Appropriate authority and necessary powers for monitoring and enforcing the relevant regulations are provided to The Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration by the Aviation Security (Application) Order 2018, which applies the following aspects of United Kingdom aviation security legislation to the Isle of Man with modification:
- Aviation Security Act 1982
- Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990
- Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
- The Aviation Security Regulations 2010
- The Aviation Security Act 1982 (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015
View copy of the consolidated and modified legislation referred to above
EU Aviation Security Regulations
The Isle of Man has applied the following EU aviation security regulations to the Island with appropriate modifications:
- (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) No 1254/2009 of 18 December 2009 setting criteria to allow Member States to derogate from the common basic standards on civil aviation security and to adopt alternative security measures.
- (EU) No 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security
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.