UK government issues Brexit No Deal notices for aviation

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com September 25, 2018 14:07

UK government issues Brexit No Deal notices for aviation

The UK government has published a series of technical notices which set out plans to be put into place in if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published six documents, which includes the potential impact a no deal scenario on areas of transport policy, including flying to and from Europe.

Although the government maintains its confidence it can secure a deal before the March 2019 deadline, the DfT states that it is “making the sensible step of putting in place contingency measures to ensure holidaymakers and businesses can continue to travel and export after Brexit”.

The DfT states that UK citizens planning a trip to Europe in the short term “do not need to take immediate action. The government will set out clearly and in good time what additional steps may be required”.

For businesses, however, the government is providing a more proactive approach to ensure new procedures are in place for March 2019.

Included in measures recommended by the government today is a recommendation that the aviation industry should review potential implications for supply chains and staff with specialist qualifications. There are also technical notices on: Aviation security if there’s no Brexit deal; Aviation safety if there’s no Brexit deal; and Flights to and from the UK if there’s no Brexit deal.

Comment from FTA: Brexit No Deal notices on aviation, road haulage and the export/import of food products

Commenting on the release of the latest Brexit technical notices related to aviation, Chief Executive of the AOA, Karen Dee said: “UK airports welcome the publication of the aviation technical notices. The notices provide helpful clarity on how the Government intends to prepare for various Brexit scenarios, and are a step in the right direction. They also help demonstrate to consumers the Government’s commitment to ensuring air travel is uninterrupted post Brexit and that passengers, both in the UK and in the EU, can continue to enjoy excellent choice, connectivity and competitive fares.”

She adds: “While the first priority must remain securing a Withdrawal Agreement, including an Implementation Period, we urge the EU to also allow the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority to start technical discussions on how they would, if required, implement the EU’s preparedness papers and UK’s technical notices. This would further demonstrate a shared commitment to achieving a positive Brexit outcome for aviation.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com September 25, 2018 14:07