What does Brexit mean for the aviation industry?

As time goes on the possibility of no Brexit increases, we’ll share with you what can possibly happen to the aviation employment in the industry

What does no deal Brexit mean?

This means in simple language that the UK will leave the European Union without coming to any agreement. By leaving the union UK will leave immediately the single market that the union has made for simplicity in trading between members.

Even more the United Kingdom will exit and no longer use Europol, the Court of Justice and other union institutions and leave the EU government bodies, which controls standards and pricing.

The UK will no longer contribute to the EU budget that is 9 billion pounds per year.

What impact can this have on the aviation sector?

The UK have told that they wish to remain a member in the European Union safety agency, this again puts in doubt the UK’s leaving without any deal. The UK’s authority say that they are looking at every possible outcome but having and independent regulator doesn’t seem possible right now

Even if Brexit happens the CAA confirm that its intentions are similar to Switzerland’s agreement which is known as a third country membership

As part of the Switzerland deal is it doesn’t have voting rights bus as EASA operates use a consensus system which doesn’t impact it a lot

To use union members airspace after Brexit the UK must make and Air transport agreement

Will this affect employment in the industry?

If the two sides don’t come to an agreement until the 31st of October 2019 and the UK exit the Union. Action have to be taken from employed personnel in the industry, the action like ensuring that safety certificates are obtained. This applies to planes registered to any EASA member. This action must be taken for every role.

The roles include commercial and private pilot, cabin crew, aircraft maintenance engineers, air traffic controllers and training providers

Industry experts say that people employed in the aviation industry must act now to avoid potential problems. Shroud the UK leave the Union and no deal with EASA come the personnel employed in the industry especially pilots would need to have new approved licenses. This license is given by re-sitting exams and can take up to 2 years.

If you‘re currently employed within the aviation sector then it is advised to speak to your employer and review your current options in preparation for a no deal Brexit.

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