Keith Nuthall digests the 1,200-page Brexit deal to determine what the agreement means for airports in the UK and the EU
While the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) continues to bring change to civil aviation across Europe, extensive air industry provisions mean that significant disruption at airports has so far been avoided.
Whether this relatively smooth start is due to near-zero passengers numbers amid COVID-19 lockdowns remains to be seen.
Within the 1,256-page EU/UK trade and co-operation agreement settled on Christmas Eve 2020, aviation has its own special 26-page section within the deal (from page 237) and there is also a 15-page annex that specifically covers airworthiness certification. This work has been recognised by the International