In order to qualify for a groundhandling approval, an applicant must be able to demonstrate competence in a number of areas such as experience, financial resources, equipment, organisation, staffing, maintenance and operating procedures. An applicant must also meet certain insurance requirements and comply with relevant social legislation in respect of its employees.
For third party handlers, the company must be established in the European Community.
The documentation supplied with an application must be sufficient to demonstrate to the CAR that the applicant company meets the above criteria.
The CAR monitors compliance with the terms and conditions of the groundhandling approval and the requirements of the Groundhandling Regulations on a regular basis. Ongoing compliance with regard to financial and insurance requirements is monitored in particular.