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Can ht not join in the project fear campaign. Maybe travelmole likes to think they are smart but they are not correct. Air Travel is governed by international treaty and is nothing to do with Brussels. Should they try to interfere or impose restrictions after brexit they could be in serious trouble including seriously large fines from the European Court of Justice.
  • Edited by fwh 2018-09-26 20:47:15
The above is a re-post from Travelmole but the content is taken from the Government's own published documents. It is simply reporting what the Government acknowledges are the possible scenarios post-Brexit. The Government is clearly desperately hoping that the worst case scenarios won't materialise but it has to acknowledge that they might. And the idea that a court which the Brexit campaign used as one of the central planks of their argument for why we should leave the EU and rid ourselves of its rulings, should then turn around and protect our interests is ironic to say the least! It's truly farcical to say that we don't want to be bound by the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and that is one of the reasons we are leaving but then say that we expect it to look after our interests once we have left. Who will be appealing to it to rule in our favour on the matter? Certainly not the UK because we will be outside of its jursidiction by 1st April 2019 and I can't imagine that any of the remaining members would be calling for it to rule against them!
Fully understand what you are saying however we are talking international treaties here and any country or countries (including the UK as well) would be creating major problems for themselves by taking steps that went against them, and yes our own government does not help when making such statements.
The UK's attempt to negotiate a transition plan for airlines in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been knocked back by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Civil Aviation Authority chief executive Richard Moriarty wrote to the EASA in June, pointing out that a joint transition plan was necessary to ensure flights between the UK and the EU would be unaffected by Brexit.

The EASA is responsible for aviation safety across the EU, including licensing and regulation, and there is a danger that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, EASA wouldn't recognise licences and certificates issued by the CAA.

This could mean that British pilots flying EU-registered aircraft would have to apply for new licences from an EU state, or that aircraft parts made and approved in the UK, such as at the Airbus plant, couldn't be fitted to EU aircraft.

However, EASA executive director Patrick Ky said such discussions can't take place until there is clarity on any future UK-EU legal framework.

In a statement, the EASA said that talks would not be useful at this state since the framework for which they need to prepare is not known.

It went on to say that it would 'be open to engaging in technical discussions' once the future framework is clearer.

In contrast, the CAA said: "We call upon the European Commission to allow EASA to hold discussions with us about the detailed technical arrangements that would apply in a no-deal scenario.

"We are ready to start these talks immediately."

It said the UK would recognise safety licences and approvals issued by EASA and it urged EASA to recognise its own after Brexit.

Courtesy of Travelmole
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