Brexit

Business aviation and Brexit

EBAA closely follows the developments following the publishing of the draft Free Trade Agreement between the EU and UK on behalf of the European Business aviation sector for a smooth transition.

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Initial guidance

On Saturday 26 December 2020, the European Commission published the Draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The draft agreement foresees cooperation between the EU and UK and contains dedicated titles on transport and aviation which require appropriate level playing field guarantees.

On 24 December 2020, an agreement in principle was reached at negotiators’ level. With the draft agreement in place, the United Kingdom will leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and all EU policies on January 2021 whilst attempting to limit the disruption insofar as possible. Both parties will now advance with the signature and ratification of the draft agreement, in line with their respective rules and procedures, with a view to its provisional application from 1 January 2021.

EBAA published it’s initial guidance to operators shortly after the draft agreement was published and it can be found below or go to our industry updates.

More information coming

In Q1 2021, national authorities will review the full text of the agreement that was published on Sat. 26 Dec and provide more information on how it will be implemented. The aim of the transition period was to give enough time to national authorities and governments to define how the agreement would be implemented, not to negotiate until the last minute).

Members who have questions can get in contact with our Public Affairs department or can contact their national authority directly. EBAA will continue to provide updates as appropriate and provide further analysis on the draft agreement to better understand the implications of the new relationship between the EU and the UK.

Brexit scenarios for Business aviation

In 2018, EBAA, in partnership with the EBAA national associations and Clyde & Co, published a Brexit report analysing how key topics would fare under possible future scenarios. This report became a reference for the aviation sector and is widely used by the European affairs community

The report outlines six possible scenarios and lays out the various complexities of each situation.

The report can be downloaded below.

Contact the Public Affairs team

Do you want to know more about this issue?  Get in touch:

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David Grivet Senior Manager, European Affairs
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Róman Kok Manager, Communications

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Draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement 9.21 MB
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Initial guidance on the draft EU-UK cooperation agreement 154.17 KB
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EBAA explanatory note - AOC certification application procedure 276.75 KB
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Brexit scenarios for Business aviation (January 2018) 2.90 MB
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