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Irish Govt No-Deal Brexit Aviation Guidance

  • 03-01-2019 7:18pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,716 ✭✭✭ trellheim

    Aviation has been identified as a key priority area both by Ireland and the EU. In
    a no deal Brexit the focus is on the risk of an abrupt interruption to flights
    between the UK and the EU due to the absence of traffic rights and issues
    relating to the validity of operating licences or aviation safety certificates.

    Already some assurances have been provided in this area. The Commission
    has confirmed that it will propose measures, to ensure that air carriers from the
    UK can land in the EU and fly back to the UK (i.e. operate point to point flights)
    as well as measures to UK air carriers to fly over the territory of the EU and
    make technical stops (e.g. refuelling without embarkation/disembarkation of
    passengers). Those measures would be subject to the condition that the UK
    applies equivalent measures to air carriers from the EU.

    Regarding aviation safety, for certain aeronautical products and companies, the
    European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) will only be able to issue certificates
    once the UK has become a third country. The Commission will propose
    measures ensuring continued validity of such certificates for a limited period of
    time. These measures will be subject to the condition that the UK applies similar

    Likewise, the Commission will propose measures ensuring that parts
    and appliances placed on the Union market before the withdrawal date, based
    on a certificate issued by a legal and natural person certified by the UK Civil
    Aviation Authority, may still be used under certain circumstances.

    The Commission is taking action to ensure that passengers and their cabin
    baggage flying from the United Kingdom and transiting via EU27 airports
    continue to be exempted from a second security screening, by applying the so called ʻOne Stop Securityʼ system.

    Regarding the requirement in EU law that air carriers must be majority-owned
    and controlled by EU legal or natural persons, the Commission has underlined
    that it is essential for companies that wish to be recognised as EU air carriers to
    take all the necessary measures to ensure that they meet this requirement on
    29 March 2019.

    Here in Ireland, the National Civil Aviation Development Forum was established
    in 2016 to facilitate engagement between Government and the air transport
    sector in Ireland - from airports to aircraft leasing to airlines. It has held regular
    discussions on Brexit, which have informed both the Government’s approach to
    the negotiations and our priorities in them, and our detailed discussions at EU
    level on Brexit preparedness.