Following the referendum on EU membership there will be no immediate change to civil aviation regulation nor the CAA’s role in the EU and in relation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) framework.
The UK will continue to be a part of the European single market for aviation. Over the last thirty years this single market has led to additional connectivity and competition and has lowered fares for consumers. This is underpinned by a range of market-wide safety, security and consumer protection measures.
The CAA will now be working closely with the Department for Transport in assisting the UK Government as negotiations on exiting the EU progress. We will ensure that Government is fully appraised of the consumer and industry benefits provided by the current arrangements and specifically in relation to our continued role within the EASA framework and the European Common Aviation Area.