Open letter to EU institutions on restoring Business aviation activity
EBAA urges national governments and the EU to coordinate and develop concrete plans to restore the free movement of people and fully restart Business aviation activity
EBAA’s view for the EU institutions and national governments
The epidemiological situation in some countries around Europe and the appearance of new variants remain a key concern for all. Since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis, the priority of Business aviation is and will remain the safety of passengers, crews, and citizens in general. Even if there is still a long way before the conclusion of this unprecedented global pandemic, promising evidence of rapidly improving epidemiological situations in some countries applying efficient COVID19 vaccination strategies are pointing us toward the light at the end of the tunnel.
As the vaccination of European citizens and especially vulnerable populations will intensify in the next few weeks and months around Europe, coupled with the end of the winter season, the pressure on our healthcare systems will decrease, enabling policymakers to restore the activity and livelihood of millions of Europeans including those relying on the Business aviation sector.
The European Business Aviation Association calls for a coordinated approach to develop concrete plans to restore the free movement of people and fully restart Business aviation activity. The EU Institutions, the European Member States, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and other vital aviation stakeholders such as the Business aviation community, need to collaborate closely to develop harmonised rules for the safe reopening of air travel. The proposed guidelines and rules should ensure a safe, timely and workable return to normal operations.