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Brexit and the UK Aviation Industry

Jim Riley

9th August 2017

Might Brexit ground the UK aviation industry? The issue is not really about complex supply-chains or open-skies agreements. It is about safety.

The aviation industry is highly regulated, particularly in terms of health & safety. The problem for the UK is that the vast majority of this regulation (and the safety regime that comes with it that is recognised by the rest of the world) is European. 

So it’s not surprising that the aviation industry is increasingly nervous about the impact of Brexit on the day-to-day operation of flying. Will Britain agree a deal to remain part of the European Aviation Safety system? What happens if this is considered politically unacceptable by the UK government?

This excellent video from BBC Newsnight explores the issue:

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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