One of the harshest years in modern civil aviation history has ended. Looking for positive news in this New Year takes some effort. In fact, with the extra lock-down measures and travel banned the situation appears to be getting worse and not better. Worldwide COVID-19 fatalities have passed 2.1 million. Here in the UK the winter situation is looking grim. In terms of cases of COVID-19 only US, Brazil, Russia and India have more than the UK. In terms of fatalities from COVID-19 only US, Brazil, India and Mexico have more than the UK.
Even in just 3-weeks a lot has been written about Aviation and the new BREXIT EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). Having read many of the public pronouncements available, it’s evident that the complexity of the TCA means there’s a huge amount to be learned and will be learned in its application. The jury is out as to the level of support that exists for the TCA.
Here are some useful current references:
- Brexit advice for travellers:
- Aviation industry comments:
Initial guidance on the draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The ACA Position Paper – EU-UK Trade Agreement 2020.
How the Brexit-deal affects UK/EU air travel and aviation.
How Brexit will Change the Aviation Industry.
Consequences of the Brexit Agreement on transport, and especially on aviation.
Brexit: what the newly announced deal means for aviation.
Solo flight – the UK’s Brexit deal for aerospace assessed.
Brexit – will the flying public notice any meaningful difference?
- Official information:
The UK CAA microsite.
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) system.