Airport Supplies: Who We Work With

Essential requirements and advantages at a glance

Legal requirements for airport supplies


Fraport must subject airport supplies from an unknown consignor to intensive screening. Any goods that cannot be screened at the access points to to the security-restricted area are accompanied by security staff who will also monitor the unloading process and make sure that no prohibited articles are being introduced into the security-restricted areas. The screenings can result in additional wait times for unknown consignors.


Known consignor  of airport supplies


With the  status of known consignor of airport supplies, legislation has extended the  principle of the secure supply chain known in air cargo security to items that  are sold, used, or provided on the airport site itself. Each company that  implements and observes the legally prescribed security measures can apply to  Fraport for designation as a known consignor. This is only granted after  Fraport has successfully validated the requisite security measures at the  premises of the applying company.


Advantages of designation


As a known consignor implements the security measures and a legally  compliant security standard is therefore in place, the security staff do not  have to perform checks on deliveries made by the consignor. Only the checks on  persons and vehicles continue to be conducted. This procedure ensures quicker access at the checkpoints and prevents unnecessary waiting.


What you need to  do if you wish to be designated as a “known consignor” by Fraport

  • You must train a security manager in accordance with Sections 11.2.5 and of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998.
  • All employees  involved in the secure supply chain must be trained in accordance with Sections of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998.
  • You need a  background check for all employees involved in the secure supply chain.
  • You must  apply for Airport ID Cards for all employees who work at the airport.
  • Fraport AG  validates and inspects the premises.
  • You must prepare a security  program in collaboration with Fraport AG.
  • Fraport AG will designate you as a “known  consignor”.


Duration until designation as a “known consignor”: around one to two months.