European Commission puts forward measures in case of “No-Deal” Brexit
On 10 December 2020, the European Commission put forward contingency measures to mitigate some of the significant disruptions that will occur on 1 January in case a deal with the UK is not yet in place.
These contingency measures aim to cater for the period during which there is no agreement in place. If no agreement enters into application, they will end after a fixed period. Keep in mind, these proposals are also dependent on the UK Agreement. In terms of aviation, the EC’s measures look specifically at basic air connectivity and safety:
- Basic air connectivity: A proposal for a Regulation to ensure the provision of certain air services between the UK and the EU for 6 months, provided the UK ensures the same.
- Aviation safety: A proposal for a Regulation ensuring that various safety certificates for products can continue to be used in EU aircraft without disruption, thereby avoiding the grounding of EU aircraft.
EBAA closely follows the developments of the negotiations between the EU-27 and advocates on behalf of the European Business aviation sector for a smooth transition. To ensure European operators are well prepared for a potential no-deal Brexit scenario, we created a checklist to help Business aviation operators consider the changes that the end of the transition period may bring to their operations