Pre-Flight Inspection

The pre-flight and post-flight inspections of passengers and baggage are conducted solely for the purpose of ensuring security in the terminal building and on board the aircraft.

The inspection of individuals, cargo, baggage, hand luggage and personal belongings held by individuals, and other material objects of the animate or inanimate nature.

At the entrance to the air terminal, all airport visitors pass the security control exercised with technical and special means.

In order to ensure transport safety, the inspection, additional inspection and secondary inspection are carried out at checkpoints (hereinafter referred to as the checkpoints) and posts on the borders of the transport safety zone or its parts as well as in the transport security area of transport infrastructure items and/or vehicles.

The basis for crossing by individuals as well as vehicles, cargo, baggage, hand luggage and personal belongings held by individuals, and other material objects of the animate or inanimate nature (hereinafter the inspected objects) of the borders of transport security areas as well as their being on its territory is such inspected objects’ having no prohibited or restricted to move items and substances included in lists of weapons, explosives or other devices, objects and substances for which a ban or restriction on movement to the transport security area is set, or which are moved without any legal grounds, as approved by the Order of the Russian Ministry of Transport dated 23 July 2015, No 227 On Approval of the Rules for Inspection, Additional Inspection and Secondary Inspection for Transport Security:

The lists of weapons, explosives or other devices, items and substances for which a prohibition or restriction on movement to the transport security area or part thereof have been introduced.

1. List of weapons

1.1. Combat weapons and the main parts thereof as well as ammunition supplies to such weapons.

1.2. Civilian and service weapons.

1.2.1. Civilian weapons and the main parts thereof;

1.2.2. Self-defence weapons;

1.2.3. fire smooth-bored and long-barrelled weapons:

  • fire limited damage weapons (pistols, revolvers, tubeless devices);
  • gas pistols and revolvers;
  • mechanical sprays, aerosol and other devices equipped with lachrymatory or irritating agents;
  • electroshock weapons and spark arresters.

1.2.4. Sports weapons:

  • fire arms with a rifled barrel;
  • fire smooth-bore weapons;
  • pneumatic with the muzzle energy exceeding 3 J.
  • bladed edged and throwing weapons.

1.2.5. Hunting weapons:

  • fire long-barreled gun with a rifled barrel;
  • fire smooth-bore long-barreled including with the length of the rifled part no more than 140 mm;
  • combined fire arms (rifled and smooth-bore) long-barreled including with auxiliary and rifled barrels;
  • pneumatic with the muzzle energy no more than 25 J.

1.2.6. Signal weapons.

1.3. Weapons produced only for export that meets the requirements of importing countries;

1.4. Service weapon and the main parts thereof;

1.4.1. Fire arms:

  • smooth-bore and rifled short-bore with the muzzle energy not more than 300 J;
  • smooth-bore long-bore;
  • finite weapons.

1.4.2. The main parts of service fire arms.

1.5. Bladed weapons.

2. List of explosives

2.1. Pyrotechnic devices:

  1. thermite means, fire-proof and stop-cord cords;
  2. lighting and photolighting equipment;
  3. signalling means;
  4. firework means;
  5. smoke means;
  6. pyroautomatic means;
  7. pyrotechnic imitating means, educational simulation means and others.

2.2. Explosives:

  1. Disruptive explosives;
  2. Industrial explosives;
  3. Initiating explosives;
  4. Home-made explosives based on nitrogen compounds and other mixtures with or without initiating means;
  5. Perchlorates;
  6. Pyroxylin powder, smoke powder and others.

2.3. Components of explosive devices:

  1. Solid fuel charges;
  2. Initiating devices:
    1. means of ignition of the mechanical action;
    2. means of detonation of the mechanical action;
    3. actuator mechanisms based on the initiating devices.

2.4. Load carrying equipment and other components of explosive devices:

  1. 1) munitions-filling sticks;
  2. 2) sticks (detonators).

3. List of other devices, items and substances in respect of which a prohibition or restriction on movement to the transport security area or part thereof have been introduced

3.1. Objects and substances containing dangerous radioactive agents:

  • compounds and products with radioactive isotopes;
  • sources of alpha and neutron radiation;
  • sources of beta radiation;
  • sources of gamma and deceleration radiation;
  • reference sources of alpha radiation;
  • reference sources of beta radiation;
  • sources of gamma radiation (based on cesium and cobalt isotopes);
  • reference sources of X-ray radiation;
  • closed radionuclide heat sources;
  • closed radionuclide sources of heat based on radionuclides of alpha radiation;
  • closed radionuclide sources of heat based on radionuclides of beta radiation.
  • Objects and substances containing hazardous chemical agents:
  • 3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone;
  • Adamsite;
  • Nitric acid;
  • Aconite;
  • Aconitine;
  • Ammonia;
  • Acetic anhydride;
  • Arsine;
  • Aceclydine (3-quinuclidinylacetate);
  • BZ 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate 3-quinuclidyl benzyl ester;
  • Hydrogen bromide;
  • Brucine;
  • gas, VX, EA 1701-O-ethyl-S-2-diisopropylaminoethyl methyl phosphonate;
  • Tungsten hexafluoride;
  • Hyoscyamine — base, camphorate (L-tropiltropate (camphorate), sulphate (L-tropiltropate (sulphate);
  • Glyfluor (1,3-Difluoropropanol-2 (1) 70-75%, 1-fluoro-3-chloropropanol-2 (2) 10-20%);
  • Mustard gas (sulphur mustard);
  • EM liquid (ethyl cellosolve 50%, methanol 50%);
  • liquid containing sodium chloride, uranyl nitrate, 4-chlorobenzaldehyde;
  • GB gas and GD gas;
  • Snake venom;
  • Diborane;
  • Isosafrole Carbacholine (N-(beta-carbamoyloxyethyl) -trimethylammonium chloride);
  • Lysergide;
  • Lewisite;
  • Maleic anhydride (MAH);
  • Mercaptophos;
  • Methyl alcohol;
  • Arsenic anhydride and its derivatives including their different dosage forms;
  • Arsenic anhydride and its derivatives including their different dosage forms;
  • Novarsenol (5-(3-amino-4-hydroxyphenylarseno)-2-hydroxyanilinomethylsulfoxylate);
  • Perfluoroisobutene;
  • Piperonal;
  • Chlormesodrine (3-chloro-mercury-2-methoxypropylurea) and its different dosage forms;
  • Purified bee venom;
  • Ricin;
  • Metallic mercury as well as mercury salts;
  • Safrole;
  • Sulphur dioxide;
  • Sulphuric acid;
  • Hydrogen sulfide;
  • Carbon disulfide;
  • CN — chloroacetophenone;
  • CS — dinitrile o-chlorobenzylidenemalonic acid;
  • CR — dibenzoxazepine;
  • Hydrocyanic acid, Zyklon B and metal cyanides;
  • Scopolamini hydrobromidum;
  • Strychnine nitrate and its different dosage forms;
  • Ethyl alcohol is synthetic, technical and potable, unsuitable for the production of alcoholic beverages;
  • Alkaloides belladonnae;
  • Pyrophosphates;
  • Cyanides and rhodanates;
  • Thallium and salts thereof;
  • Nickel tetracarbonyl;
  • Tetraethyl lead and its mixtures with other substances (ethyl liquid and others) except for the ethylated petrol;
  • Phosphorus trichloride;
  • Boron trifluoride;
  • Phosgene and diphosgene;
  • Zinc phosphide;
  • Phosphorus white (phosphorus yellow);
  • Ferrocyanides;
  • Fluorine and fluorine-substituted strong organic acids;
  • Hydrogen fluoride (hydrofluoric acid);
  • Formaldehyde;
  • Chloroform (Trichloromethane);
  • Chlorine and chlorine-substituted strong organic acids;
  • Boron chloride;
  • Hydrochloric acid (hydrochloric acid);
  • Chloropicrine;
  • Hydrogen cyanide;
  • Cyanic and cyanuric acids, substituted fluorinated and chlorinated acids;
  • Black cyanide;
  • Cinchonine;
  • Oxalic acid;
  • Extract of nux vomica;
  • Ergometrine and salts thereof;
  • Ergotamine and salts thereof;
  • Ethylmercurchloride;
  • Ethylene oxide;
  • Ethylene glycol.

3.3. Subjects and substances containing dangerous biological agents:

3.3.1. Bacteria (including rickettsiosis and chlamydia):

  • Bacillus anthracis, A22 (anthrax);
  • Bartonella quintana, A79.0 (trench fever);
  • Brucella species, A23 (brucellosis);
  • Burkholderia mallei, A24.0 (сап);
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei, A24 (melioidosis);
  • Franciscella tularensis, A21 (tularemia);
  • Salmonella typhi, A01.0 (typhoid fever);
  • Shigella species, A03 (shigellosis);
  • Vibrio cholerae, A00 (cholera);
  • Yersinia pestis, A20 (plague);
  • Coxiella burnetii, A78 (Q fever);
  • Orientia tsutsugamushi, A75.3 (tick-borne typhus);
  • Rickettsia prowazekii, A75 (epidemic typhus);
  • Rickettsia rickettsii, A77.0 (Rocky Mountain spotted fever);
  • Chlamydia psittaci, A70 (psittacosis).

3.3.2. Fungi:

  • Coccidioides immitis, B38 (coccidioidomycosis).

3.3.3. Viruses that cause diseases:

  • Disease caused by the Hantaan/Korean virus and other types of hemorrhagic fever, A98.5;
  • Other viral pneumonia, J12.8;
  • Crimean haemorrhagic fever (caused by the Congo virus), A98.0;
  • Rift Valley fever, A92.4;
  • Disease caused by the Ebola virus, A98.3;
  • Disease caused by the Marburg virus, A98.4;
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, A87.2;
  • Junin, A96.0 (Argentine haemorrhagic fever);
  • Magupo, A96.1 (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever);
  • Lassa fever, A96.2;
  • Tick-borne encephalitis/Russian spring summer encephalitis, A84.0 / A84;
  • Dengue fever, A90 / 91;
  • Yellow fever, A95;
  • Omsk hemorrhagic fever, A98.1;
  • Japanese encephalitis, A83.0;
  • Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE), A83.1;
  • Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, A83.2;
  • Disease caused by the Chikungunya virus, A92.0;
  • O’nyong’nyong virus, A92.1;
  • Venezuelan horse encephalomyelitis, A92.2;
  • Variola major, B03 (smallpox);
  • Infections caused by the monkeypox virus, B04;
  • White smallpox (a variety of smallpox virus);
  • Influenza and pneumonia, J10,11.

3.3.4. Protozoa:

  • Naeglaeria fowleri, B60.2 (naeglariasis);
  • Toxoplasma gondii, B58 (toxoplasmosis);
  • Schistosoma species, B65 (schistosomiasis).

3.4. Items containing explosives

3.4.1. Cartridges for civil and service weapons:

1) Cartridges for civilian self-defence weapons:

  • of the traumatic action to the fire smoothbore long-bore weapons;
  • of the traumatic action to the limited lethality firearms (pistols, revolvers, barren devices);
  • of the gas action;

2) Light and sound cartridges;

3) Cartridges for civilian sports and hunting weapons:

  • firearms with a rifled barrel;
  • smoothbore firearms;
  • pneumatic;

4) Signal cartridges for the weapons:

  • firearms;
  • signalling;

5) Cartridges for firearms for industrial purpose structurally similar to firearms;

6) Cartridges for service firearms:

  • smooth-bore and rifled short-barrelled;
  • limited lethality weapon;

7) Cartridges produced only for export according to the technical requirements of the importing countries;

8) Test cartridges:

  • for weapons with a rifled barrel;
  • for smooth-bore weapons.

3.5. Products that have design similar to weapons and are capable of being used in the commission of acts of unlawful interference as such weapons:

  1. 1) Firearms;
  2. 2) Pneumatic weapons with the muzzle energy of more than 3 J.
  3. 3) Bladed weapons including:
    1. knuckles of all kinds;
    2. throwing weapons;
    3. edged weapons, pole-arms, bladed weapons, cutting and bladed weapons, thrusting weapons and pointed or bladed weapons with a blade length or a pointed hard part of more than 6 cm;
    4. strike weapons, hacking weapons, blunt and crushing weapons weighing more than 200 grams.

Pre-flight inspection of passengers, baggage and belongings held by passengers, crew members of aircraft, civil aviation personnel, on-board stock of aircraft, cargo and mail.

Pre-flight inspection of passengers, baggage and belongings carried by passengers, crew members of aircraft, civil aviation personnel, on-board stock of aircraft, cargo and mail are conducted solely for the purpose of ensuring safety both in the terminal building and on board the aircraft.

Passengers taking flights of the Russian airline pass the pre-flight inspection after registration and then enter a sterile zone waiting for boarding an aircraft.

Passengers flying abroad, after registration, pass the customs control, border control and pre-flight inspection, after which they enter the exit gate.

The conditions for carrying dangerous substances and items on board the aircraft in the registered baggage of passengers are determined in the list of the main dangerous substances and items prohibited (permitted subject to mandatory requirements) for carriage on board the aircraft by the crew members and passengers in the checked baggage and belongings held by passengers in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia dated 25 July 2007 No 104 On Approval of the Rules for Pre-Flight and Post-Flight Inspections.:

The list of the main hazardous substances and items prohibited (permitted subject to mandatory requirements) for carriage on board the aircraft by the crew members and passengers in the checked baggage and belongings that are held by passengers

It is forbidden to carry the following dangerous substances and items on board the aircraft in the checked baggage and belongings held by passengers:

  1. explosives, blasting agents and objects stuffed therewith:
    1. gunpowder of all kinds in any package and in any quantity;
    2. cartridges (including small-calibre ones);
    3. cartridges for gas weapons;
    4. hunting capsules (pistons);
    5. pyrotechnic means: signalling and illuminating flares, signal cartridges, set gears, torch cartridges (pots), demolition man’s matches, Bengal fires, railway detonating cartridges;
    6. TNT, dynamite, tritol, ammonal and other explosives;
    7. detonator caps, electric detonators, electric ignitors, detonating, pyrotechnical time fuze etc.
  2. compressed and liquefied gases:
    1. gases for domestic use (butane-propane) and other gases;
    2. gas cartridges filled with the neuroparalytic and lachrymatory action etc.
  3. flammable liquids:
    1. acetone;
    2. petrol;
    3. samples of flammable petroleum products;
    4. methanol;
    5. methyl acetate (methyl ether);
    6. carbon sulphur;
    7. ethers;
    8. ethylcellosol.
  4. flammable solids:
    1. substances that are prone to spontaneous combustion;
    2. substances that emit flammable gases when interacting with water:
    3. potassium, sodium, calcium metal and their alloys, calcium phosphorous etc.;
    4. phosphorus white, yellow and red, and all other substances classified as flammable solids.
  5. oxidising substances and organic peroxides:
    1. nitrocellulose colloid, in granules or flakes, dry or wet, containing less than 25% water or solvent;
    2. nitrocellulose colloid, in pieces, moist, containing less than 25% alcohol;
    3. nitrocellulose, dry or wet, containing less than 30% of solvent or 20% of water etc.
  6. toxic substances;
  7. radioactive materials;
  8. caustic and corrosive substances:
    1. strong inorganic acids, such as hydrochloric, sulphuric, nitric and others;
    2. hydrofluoric acid and other strong acids and corrosive substances.
  9. Toxic and poisonous substances:
    1. any poisonous superpotent and toxic substances in liquid or solid state, packed in any container;
    2. brucine;
    3. nicotine;
    4. strychnine;
    5. tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol;
    6. antifreeze;
    7. brake fluid;
    8. ethylene glycol;
    9. mercury;
    10. all salts of hydrocyanic acid and cyanide preparations;
    11. cyclone, cyanide, arsenious anhydride etc.;
    12. other hazardous substances, objects and goods that can be used as an instrument of attack on passengers, the crew of an aircraft as well as threatening the aircraft’s flying.
  10. weapons:
    1. pistols, revolvers, rifles, carbines and other firearms, gas, pneumatic weapons, electric shock devices, daggers, stylets, paratroopers’ bayonet knives, except in the cases and in the manner prescribed by the laws of the Russian Federation.

A detailed list of hazardous substances and items prohibited for carriage on board the aircraft by crew members and passengers is presented in the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Doc 9284 AN/905).

The following items and substances are allowed to be carried on board the aircraft by crew members and passengers, subject to the required conditions:

  1. in checked baggage in the cargo and luggage compartments of an aircraft with isolated access of passengers to baggage during the flight:>
    1. cross bows, spear guns, shashkas, sabers, hunting yatagans, basket hilted swords, scimitars, bayonets, daggers, knives: hunting, knives with ejecting blades, locks, imitators of any kind of weapons;
    2. household knives (scissors) with the blade length (blades) over 60 mm;
    3. alcoholic beverages with a content of more than 24% but not more than 70% of alcohol by volume in containers with a capacity of not more than 5 litres, in containers intended for retail trade, not more than 5 litres per passenger;
    4. liquids and alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of not more than 24%;
    5. Aerosol sprays intended for use in sports or domestic purposes, the discharge valves of which are protected by caps from spontaneous release of the contents, in containers with a capacity of not more than 0.5 kg or 500 ml, not more than 2 kg or 2 litres per passenger
  2. in the things held by passengers:
    1. medical thermometer — one per passenger;
    2. mercury tonometer in a standard case — one per passenger;
    3. barometer or a mercury manometer packed in a sealed container and with the shipper’s seal;
    4. disposable lighters — one per passenger;
    5. dry ice for cooling perishable foods — no more than 2 kg per passenger;
    6. 3% hydrogen peroxide — not more than 100 ml per passenger;
    7. liquids, gels and aerosols related to non-hazardous:
    8. in containers with a capacity of not more than 100 ml (or equivalent capacity in other units of volume) packed in a securely closed transparent plastic bag with a volume of not more than 1 l — one bag per passenger.

Liquids in containers with a capacity of more than 100 ml are not accepted for carriage even if the capacity is only partially filled.

The exception for transportation are medicines, special dietary needs, baby food including mother’s milk, in the amount necessary for the flight. (as amended by the Order of the Russian Ministry of Transport dated November 29, 2010 No 267)

Liquids purchased at duty-free shops at the airport or on board the aircraft shall be packed in a sealed plastic bag ensuring the identification of access to the package contents during the flight, on which there is reliable evidence that the purchase was made at the airport duty-free shops or on board an aircraft on the day(s) of travel.

The administration of the airport, airline and operator has the right to make a decision on introducing additional measures to ensure aviation security during flights with increased risk, as a result of which it is forbidden to transport the following items in the cabin of an aircraft:

  • corkscrews;
  • needles for hypodermic injections (unless a medical justification is provided);
  • knitting needles;
  • scissors with a blade length of less than 60 mm;
  • folding (without fixative) road, penknives with a blade length of less than 60 mm.

Items that can be used as an attack weapon (axe, saw, ice axe, cross bow, air weapons, spear gun etc.) are carried only in luggage.

Security control at the Kaliningrad airport (Khrabrovo) is exercised in accordance with the Order of the Russian Ministry of Transport dated July 25, 2007 N 104 On Approval of the Rules for Pre-Flight and Post-Flight Inspections.