Martyn Fiddler – BE PREPARED FOR 1ST JAN 2021

In less than 4 months’ time the UK will leave the European Union (31 December 2020). At the time of writing there is no agreement in place to determine what the status of goods (including business aircraft) imported into the EU (including the UK and Isle of Man) before 31 December 2020 will be after this date.

In the newsletter below Martyn Fiddler Aviation outline the list of possible results, explaining the impact of each scenario and the work that will be requested of aircraft owners in order to remain in free circulation in both the UK and the EU. We hope this article will help to answer any questions you may have at this point. The message here is to take tax advice as early as possible. Martyn Fiddler Tax will be able to advice and our team of experts will be able to assist you with best solution for you.

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WingX Bizav Beginning of September Activity

Below is the latest WingX data update for Biz Av. These cover a Summary of September Activity to date

Chart 1: Departures by Country

  • Recovery in business aviation activity is running at -4% In Sep (vs gains in Aug)
  • The UK is trailing by 18%. Spain ‘s departures growth is down -26.5%
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Chart 1 – Sept Departures by Country

Chart 2: Arrivals – UK

  • Arrivals into UK show decline since start of Sep for bizav
  • Departures are flat for scheduled Within UK
  • Record activity for Biggin Hill, Luton and Farnborough still at 20% below normal
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Chart 2 – Arrivals UK

WingX Bizav August 2020 Activity

Below is the latest WingX data update for Biz Av. These cover UK August Roundups

Chart 1: By Country

In summary: UK 3rd busiest market during August (which is normal) but still amongst slowest to recover, alongside Italy, Spain (heading down), and in contrast to strong growth this month from Germany ,Switzerland, Austria, also Russia and Turkey

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Chart 1

Chart 2: By Airport

In summary: By airport, business aviation departures, Farnborough ranked top for Europe. Biggin Hill had its strongest ever August

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Chart 2

Chart 3: UK Arrivals

In summary: Looking specifically at business aviation arrivals into the UK coming from outside the UK, and compared to Scheduled Airlines, repeated quarantines appear to have flatlined commercial traffic.

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Chart 3

BBGA BREXIT Webinar – Sep 22, 2020 11:00 – 12.30am

Join BBGA, along with our panel of expert speakers, as we discuss the impact of Brexit on the aviation industry.

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Speakers include:

–  Aoife O’Sullivan, Partner, The Air Law Firm
–  Alex Durand, CEO, Saxonair
–  Marc Bailey, CEO, BBGA
–  Adrian Jones, Tax Director, Martyn Fiddler Aviation
–  Rob Bishton, Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation, CAA
–  David Harding, Deputy Director, General Aviation, Safety, Skills, DfT
–  Richard Koe, MD of WingX
–  David Kendrick, Head of Airline Licensing, CAA

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session. You are welcome to submit any questions before, or during the webinar, and we will aim to answer as many as possible.  Please send any questions to Rachael@bbga.aero

AGENDA

Introduction – UK business aviation and scheduled airline outlook since March 2020 – Richard Koe, WINGX.

A legal perspective and what we are facing right now leading up to Brexit on the 31st of December – Aoife O’Sullivan, The Air Law Firm

Industry perspective taken from the view of an operator – Alex Durand, SaxonAir

How Brexit impacts taxation – Adrian Jones, Martyn Fiddler Aviation

How are we going to make UK Aviation a global force with our position in the world post Brexit.  David Harding, DfT

What does Brexit mean to us in all that we do, Rob Bishton and David Kendrick CAA

Unilateral policies

Maintaining global access

Not developing Additional National Requirements

More Stringent measures in security

Regulatory oversight in a different Brexit and COVID world

Q & A – your opportunity to feedback directly as to the impact of your organisation. Will chaos bring opportunity?  How with the Biz Av industry adapt in the short term?   Can/should govt. help in this transition?

Thanks again to our event sponsors Close Brothers and our Speaker Sponsor Martyn Fiddler Aviation.  Thanks to Osprey Flight Solutions for facilitating the event. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues

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