On 24 December 2020, the EU and UK negotiators agreed on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The Agreement applies provisionally from 1 January 2021, pending the finalisation of the ratification process (Article FINPROV.11).
Aviation Safety is covered by Part Two, Heading Two, Title II of the Agreement. The application of the agreement is currently limited to airworthiness and environment certification, covered by Annex AVSAF-1 to the Agreement.
- Official Journal publication: EU - UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
- European Commission: The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
- European Commission press release: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: protecting European interests, ensuring fair competition, and continued cooperation in areas of mutual interest
- EASA page: Brexit
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, including its aviation safety part, does not apply to the EFTA States (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein). Those States may however conclude corresponding agreements on aviation safety with the UK. Pending the conclusion of such agreements, the EFTA States may also, based on their agreements with the EU, unilaterally accept UK certificates where those certificates are accepted under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. For further details please contact the competent national aviation authorities of the respective EFTA States.