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Airside Access Vehicle Permits for Cork Airport


All vehicles operating airside must display an Airside Access Vehicle Permit

In order to apply for a vehicle permit, each company must have nominated an authorised signatory who will represent the company and sign off on any applications made for permits. Please see documentation below pertaining to authorised signatories - AMUVP-04, AMUVP-05 & AMUVP-06.

All nominated authorised signatories must complete Duties of an Authorised Signatory Familiarisation Training. Please contact the Airside Management Unit to arrange suitable date and time.

All operators must provide a list of personnel responsible for the AAVP’s issued to their company by Cork Airport Management and also ensure that fleet information is up to date and accurate.

Please see below Procedures and Application forms relating to Airside Vehicle Permits.

  1. Airside Access Vehicle Permit Application Forms (also includes Lost/Stolen and Change of Details)          All requests must be signed by the company's authorised signatory
  2. AMUVP-02 Airside Vehicle Permits Procedures
  3. AMUVP-03 Airside Driving Policy Sept 2015
  4. AMUVP-04 Duties of an Authorised Signatory - Airside Vehicle Permits
  5. AMUVP-05 Authorised Signatory Acceptance Sheet
  6. AMUVP-06 Application for Nomination of Authorised Signatory for Airside Vehicle Permits

Functions of the AAVP

The following are the functions of the AAVP:

  • To identify the vehicle and ensure only authorised vehicles gain airside access. 
  • To enable Cork Airport Management to effectively control vehicles airside.

AAVP characteristics

  • Permit number.
  • Vehicle registration number.
  • Vehicle make / type.
  • Fuel / battery operated
  • Fleet number.
  • Licence category required to drive the vehicle.
  • Company name.
  • Permit expiry date
  • Access Area
  • The AAVP is white in colour with a hologram strip over the AAVP number

An AAVP is valid for a maximum of two years to the end of the AAVP cycle.

Once an AAVP has expired, it should be returned to the Airside Management Unit office on Level 2 of the Old Terminal Building and a renewal permit can then be processed (Airside Access Vehicle Permit Form above)

If your permit is lost or stolen you must report it immediately to the AMU office and fill out the Lost/Stolen AAVP form ((Airside Access Vehicle Permit Form above - Tab 3) so that a replacement can be processed. 

Please see procedure document AMUVP-02 above for reporting lost, stolen, cancelled or withdrawn Permits.

The charge for replacement of Lost/Stolen permits can be found in the Misc Charges section

All requests must be signed by the company's authorised signatory

For more information on vehicle permits please refer to

  • AMUVP-02 Airside Vehicle permit procedures
  • AMUVP-03 Airside Driving Policy which can also be found in Section A Chapter 5 of Aerodrome Manual and Section D Chapter 4