Baines Simmons publishes “Brexit and Aviation” Paper


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Baines Simmons, part of the Training & Consultancy division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has published a paper entitled “Brexit and Aviation” as an interpretation of the UK Government’s white paper “The Future relationship between the UK and the EU”, published in July 2018.

A degree of clarity has started to emerge on the direction that the UK Government is taking with Brexit negotiations and its impact on UK-based aviation entities, and this Baines Simmons paper aims to capture the latest policy positions and agreements as they develop and discuss their potential impact on UK aviation.

However, there remains consensus between the UK and EU that ‘Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’, raising the spectre that clarity on the final agreements affecting aviation will not be achieved until quite late in the day.

Author Bob Simmons, Technical Director at Baines Simmons, said: “There is still a long way to go, but having survived the first round Government’s white paper does clarify what itis aiming to achieve in the final negotiated agreement.

“The initial response from the EU to the paper was mixed, however it seems that it has been accepted as containing some good steps forward, which will form a platform on which negotiation, compromise and eventual agreement can be achieved. Despite recent changes within the UK Cabinet and specifically the Department for Exiting the EU,

Theresa May and her new minister seem to be making some progress and the EU states that it is ready to intensify negotiations. We will watch this space with interest as the final agreement may take a very different form.”

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