Brexit will bring aviation change but chaos can be avoided

  • 2020-01-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The aviation sector will sensitively react to Brexit but a dramatic affect can be avoided, the Lithuanian business daily Lietuvos Zinios writes.

While withdrawing from the EU, the UK will also leave the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). But Britain's Civil Aviation Authority says the country's aviation sector will continue its participation in the EASA systems.

Based on a mutual agreement, Britain will be viewed as an EU member under international agreements during the transition period, the daily writes. And it will also include the EU-level bilateral air safety agreements with the United States, Canada and Brazil.

BNS reminds that the UK's House of Comments backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU withdrawal agreement last Thursday, paving the way for the country's much-delayed exit from the EU on January 31.

The agreement still needs approval of the House of Lords and the European Parliament, but it's considered only a formality before Britain ends it's almost 50-year-old participation in the European integration project.