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Rishi Sunak is facing fresh demands to improve the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU.
Two years have passed since the UK formally exited the European Union (Brexit) and a new set of rules and regulations covering trade, travel, and business came into play. / Europe’s business aviation community continues to reel from the break-up, which initiated a host of unwelcome changes to the regulatory and operational landscape.
With the transitional licensing window for EASA-validated personnel working in the UK expiring at year-end, the clock is running down to secure new post-Brexit approvals.
The UK aviation industry’s skills shortage continues to be exacerbated by a failure to reach an agreement on the movement of labor across borders following the country’s departure from the European Union (EU). Marc Bailey ... told the group’s conference today ... that UK companies have restricted access to pilots and maintenance professionals from other European countries.
Do you look at whether flights are safe when booking your holidays? Let’s be honest, when you book your family holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is the safety of the flight you are taking. Have you considered who ensures that the flight is as safe as possible?
DOUGLAS Chapman has called on the UK Government to address the fall-out from Brexit to UK pilots who are now prevented from securing work in the aviation sector.
More than 3500 UK Pilots have written to the Government to highlight the new and unfair system that means UK pilot licences have been ‘seriously degraded in value and utility’ following Brexit. The new state of play has actively prevented UK pilots, including those made redundant due to Covid-19, from securing UK jobs.
U.K. aerospace-industry trade lobby ADS warned that Britain could lose business to the European Union after the Brexit deal failed to resolve issues concerning design-approval for plane components.
Following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU), some continuity has been achieved due to agreements between the two sides. However, the agreements have not covered everything. One of the subjects is pilot licensing and now a UK-based pilot group is calling for a reciprocal agreement between the UK and EU over the transfer of flight crew licenses.
"mutual recognition of safety certificates and licences between the UK and European systems comes to an end on 31 December unless an agreement on aviation safety regulation is negotiated by then."
Preparing Brexit: How ready is the UK? is our second report examining government and business preparations for the end of the transition period, building on Preparing Brexit: The scale of the task left for UK government and business, published in July.
The future of the UK's £34bn aerospace sector is at risk if ministers do not reach a deal with the European Union over the mutual recognition of parts, the aviation trade body ADS says.
Inquiry hears of massive extra costs, a mountain of red tape, shrinking investment and chemicals ‘disappearing’ from UK market.
The UK will leave the European aviation safety regulator after the Brexit transition period, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed.
A body representing the aerospace industry says it is "disappointed" that the government has not taken an "ambitious approach".
The UK is to withdraw from the European Union aviation safety regulator (EASA) after the Brexit transition period, Grant Shapps has confirmed.
For the first time EASA is managing a technical cooperation project funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the region itself. / "The region has embarked on the adoption of EU-based rules, which will facilitate not only regional integration, but also the process of keeping the rules up-to-date and in compliance with international standards."
A no-deal Brexit threatens to have a major impact on the European economy. Companies have long since begun making concrete preparations for an eventuality that is looking increasingly likely.
Aerospace firm will also move some regulatory approvals to Germany amid political turmoil
Bombardier and Cobham are among more than 200 UK aerospace manufacturers which have applied to come under the jurisdiction of regulators in other EU countries in preparation for a possible hard Brexit. Aircraft parts from the UK can currently be used across the EU if the country’s aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has approved them.
Britain could be excluded from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after it quits the EU, raising the prospect of increased certification costs for airlines and manufacturers and dashing London’s hopes of keeping its membership.