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NAS Ivoire Renews RA3 Certification for Air Cargo Operations in Abidjan

Abidjan : Monday, September 27, 2021

National Aviation Services (NAS) Ivoire has successfully completed its Regulated Agent third country validation process (RA3) for air cargo operations at the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan. This is the second time that NAS Ivoire has been RA3 validated. The RA3 certification also known as EU Aviation Security Validated Regulated Agents, is a supply chain security initiative designed by the European Union entitling non-European entities to become third country regulated agents. The certification process ensures EU regulatory compliance for air cargo transportation to EU countries.

This RA3 validation demonstrates that NAS Ivoire is fully compliant with EU air cargo security regulations and standards, which include access control, cargo screenings, external and internal audits, among others. In Abidjan, NAS provides cargo services to 28 airline customers, handling 25,000 tons of cargo annually.

NAS has a presence in over 55 airports, handling seven of the world’s top 10 airlines and operating more than 50 airport lounges across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Globally, NAS handles cargo for hundreds of airlines with more than 400,000 tons of cargo each year and operations in Uganda, Liberia, Kuwait and Jordan RA3 validated.