Exemptions allowing third country operators (TCOs) transportation of cargo in passenger compartments


Following the disruptions caused by COVID-19 to the transportation of goods, some operators have been granted exemptions issued by their competent authorities allowing for the transportation of cargo in the passenger cabin of large aeroplanes. Based on the issued exemptions and a review of the related documentation, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has posed no objection to this kind of operations in an effort to support the transport of medical supplies and other important goods as efficiently as possible.