What the Brexit deal means for the aviation industry

Keith Nuthall wades through the 1,200-page Brexit deal to help establish what the divorce papers mean for the aviation industry

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 has so far been avoided. 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 Air Transport Association (IATA), which said the agreement addressed the “significant implications for aviation” associated with Brexit and “settled most of these issues.”

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