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Brexit and EASA

7th March 2018

In a speech last week Teresa May said that the UK would be willing to continue paying into several European agencies, including the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

It has been highlighted that non-EU countries, such as Switzerland, are members of EASA and their issues with the European Court of Justice, which are the same as the UK's, have not yet prevented them from working within EASA to improve international aviation safety.

The pressure to remain in the EASA comes not only from the UK and European airlines, but from the US Federal Aviation Authority. The US FAA have told Britain it has a few weeks to produce a legal structure for aviation safety, and that it will be subject to checks by US inspectors.

 

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