Dnata receives RA3 certification in Philippines

Dnata’s ground handling operations in Manila has secured RA3 certification for its ramp services at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. RA3, or ‘Third Country EU Aviation Security Validated Regulated Agents’, is a supply-chain security initiative of the European Union.


Dnata receives RA3 certification in Philippines


Dnata’s ground handling operations in Manila has secured RA3 certification for its ramp services at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. RA3, or ‘Third Country EU Aviation Security Validated Regulated Agents’, is a supply-chain security initiative of the European Union. The Dubai-based ground handler is one of the first ramp operations providers in the country to receive the RA3 certification. The RA3 certification complements the global air cargo industry’s drive to meet the European Union’s ACC3 (Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport) requirements – the final phase of which went into effect on 1 July 2014.

The certification – granted by EUapproved and trained validators – confirms dnata as a regulated agent and security controls applied on its ramp services are of a standard acceptable to EU authorities. RA3 certification ensures the smooth transport of cargo to European Union destinations, improving efficiency and the flow of goods from Manila and the rest of the Philippines, the company said.

“Last year dnata supported the transport of more than 11,000 tonnes of cargo. With the RA3 certification, our customers can be confident their goods will arrive smoothly and securely at destinations throughout Europe,” said Margaret Yu, general manager, dnata’s operations in the Philippines. “We work closely with our partners in Manila to ensure our services meet and exceed international standards.”