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Accredited Air Cargo Agent

The Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA) Scheme

The AACA Scheme strengthens the supply chain industry by enhancing security arrangements and procedures for the road transportation of cargo. The AACA Scheme extends the existing Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) Scheme to cover smaller operators with less complex business operations, such as courier companies. Both schemes apply to cargo to be carried on an aircraft from anywhere in Australia.

The Australian Government introduced regulatory changes in 2011 which enable AACAs to do business with RACAs when transporting air cargo.

Who does it cover?

The AACA Scheme covers businesses that provide the road transport of cargo destined for carriage by air. It is designed to cover smaller operators with less complex business operations, such as courier companies.

Does it apply to you?

To find out if the scheme applies to your business, take our quick and easy

When should you apply?

Businesses can apply to become an AACA at any time. You can take the Self Identification Quiz to find out if your business is eligible or apply using the link below.

Why should you become an AACA?

  • Do more business with RACAs
  • AACA is simpler
  • Avoid air cargo delays
  • Improve the security of your cargo
  • Help strengthen aviation security

Once you become accredited under the Scheme as an AACA, you will be provided with an AACA Security Program and you will be required to comply with your program. You will also be subject to periodic compliance and audit checks by OTS.

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Last Updated: 29 April, 2013