Brexit and Aviation: Prospect’s position

Key issues

  • Risk of disruption to traffic and industry from exiting European Common Aviation Area (ECAA)
  • Future UK participation in Single European Sky (SES)
  • Future of economic regulation of the aviation industry
  • Future of safety regulation and relationship to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

What we are doing

  • We have published our “Future for UK Aviation” manifesto to set out the key areas we believe should be considered to ensure safety and resilience across the sector and prevent a race to the bottom in a post-Brexit age. Download the manifesto.
  • We are supporting bilateral agreement on ECAA membership
  • We are campaigning to retain positive aspects of SES
  • We are recommending an exit of the current “performance scheme” which prioritises cost-cutting over investment and safety
  • We are campaigning to maintain alignment and influence with EASA, and build Civil Aviation Authority capacity

Reasons to join Prospect

  • Prospect represents 5,000 members working for airports, airlines, air navigation service providers and the Civil Aviation Authority
  • Drawing on the expertise of our members we are an influential voice in the industry and with policymakers and regulators in the UK and across Europe
  • We are politically independent and speak without fear or favour on behalf of our members
  • The voice of skilled and expert staff in the aviation industry must be heard

Join Prospect

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