Aviation priorities for Brexit negotiations: The Air League’s view

On 30 May at St James’s Palace in London, members attended the Air League’s Annual Reception in the presence of its Patron HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, seen here with Chairman Christopher Walkinshaw – Photo kindly provided by the Air League ©

Founded in 1909, The Air League’s mission is to enhance national understanding of the importance to the UK of aviation and aerospace. The Air League’s vision is to ensure continued recognition by leaders in the UK that a strong aviation and aerospace sector is essential to the economic prosperity and security of the UK.

At the Annual Reception a number of individuals and organisations were recognised for their remarkable achievements. Certificates and badges were awarded to scholarship and bursary recipients in the presence of sponsors, family and friends. Here the Billy Deacon Search & Rescue Award was presented to Gary Robertson – Photo kindly provided by the Air League ©

At the end of July the League published a second briefing paper on Aviation and Brexit. This document seeks to contribute positively to the debate to help ensure the continued contribution the sector makes to the prosperity, employment, global connectivity, and economic development of the UK.

Working within an EU framework has helped the UK aerospace and air transport sectors to develop and prosper with a minimum of cross-border restrictions in Europe, operating to common standards, facilitating market access, free from customs and tariff restrictions.