17 Apr Impact of Brexit on Aviation
On the 23rd June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Whilst the new relationship between the twenty-seven remaining members will bring with it its challenges, it will also bring new opportunities.
Paramount to any deal is that we stay part of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and retain full market access for both commercial and non-commercial flights, and also access to recruit the widest pool of talent for engineering and R&D.
Following the publication of the joint report on December 8th 2017 and the approval of the European Council to move to phase two of negotiations, Aviation bodies including the business aviation industry will agree to a framework for a future relationship between the UK and the Members of the European Union.
EBAA (European Business Aviation Association) and BBGA (British Business and General Aviation Association) are actively working with the government bodies both here in the UK and in Brussels to agree the best deal so that the transition is seamless for our customers. It is the hope and aspiration of the collective business aviation community that this second phase, places the views and concerns of business aviation at its core.
As an industry that generates a total of 192,000 jobs to the European economy directly and 182,000 indirectly – it is paramount that Business activity continues uninterrupted after Brexit.
EBAA have published a conclusive report addressed ‘Brexit scenarios for business Aviation’ and can be found at this link: Brexit Discussion, by EBAA