Permit requirements to EU Member States

CEO Marc Bailey has received the following from Anna Ozog, Policy Adviser, International Aviation Negotiations Team the DfT. 

‘Dear Marc,

As you will be aware, regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, from the 1st of January 2021, UK airlines will be required to obtain operating permits and authorisations from each EU Member State (plus EEA and Switzerland) they seek to operate to. Such permissions will be required for both scheduled and non-scheduled services. A number of EU Member States require scheduled permit applications to be submitted 30 days in advance. Furthermore, some Member States have an ‘accreditation’ process required well advance of approvals.  

UK airlines have been made aware of these requirements. However, as a reminder we would also be grateful if you could strongly encourage your UK members to apply/contact the aeronautical authorities of the relevant States to understand their requirements, if they plan to operate to those States from the 1st of January 2021.  

Similarly, permits will also be required for EU (plus EEA and Switzerland) airlines operating to the UK. Information on those requirements can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, should you have any questions.

Kind regards

Policy Adviser, International Aviation Negotiations Team 

DfT’

Ends

WingX Bizav Activity UK Biz Av – covid and Brexit impact / WINGX

Comment from WingX:

In terms of flight activity, we are projecting that European business aviation trends, compared to 5-Year averages, are going to stagnate at around 20% below normal until Jan, pick up to around 15% below, improve to 10% below-trend in the Spring, and within 5% during the summer, although we still expect some seasonal virus concerns to hold back a full recovery until Spring 2022. Scheduled Airline activity is going to have a much weaker recovery in Europe, with even the ‘vaccine’ scenario seeing at least 30% demand-suppression in 2022 and no full recovery before 2024.

The UK is at the negative end of this projection in our view because its relatively more severe economic recession (now a double dip), and of course the hard Brexit risk.

Nov 1-15 2020 vs 2019 business aviation (jets and props) sectors and hours, European countries

Chart 1: Nov 1-15 2020 vs 2019 business aviation (jets and props) sectors and hours, European countries

Jan-Nov 2020 vs same period 2019, UK business aviation (jets and props) sectors, 7D trend

Chart 2: Chart 2: Jan-Nov 2020 vs same period 2019, UK business aviation (jets and props) sectors, 7D trend

Nov 1-15 2020 vs 2019 business aviation (jets and props) sectors and hours, UK airports

Chart 3: Nov 1-15 2020 vs 2019 business aviation (jets and props) sectors and hours, UK airports

Jan-Nov 2020 UK Business, Scheduled and Cargo Aviation (jets, props, pistons) all sectors

Chart 4: Jan-Nov 2020 UK Business, Scheduled and Cargo Aviation (jets, props, pistons) all sectors

WingX Bizav Activity to Nov 11 2020

European countries, business aviation (jets and props), departures, Nov 1-11 2020

  • Contrast very steep declines in UK, Italy, Germany, with minimally affected Norway, Austria, and outlier growth from Greece, Turkey.
Chart 1: European countries, business aviation (jets and props), departures, Nov 1-11 2020

UK airports, business aviation (jets and props), departures, Nov 1-11 2020

Contrast steepest declines at Luton and Stansted, less affected Oxford and Biggin Hill, outlier growth at Manchester and Bournemouth

Chart 2: UK airports, business aviation (jets and props), departures, Nov 1-11 2020

Busiest business aviation aircraft in UK (jets and props), departures, Nov 1-11 2020

King Air is busiest, activity down in line with market, Citation XLS worse-affected, outlier growth for Citation small jets

Chart 3: Busiest business aviation aircraft in UK (jets and props), departures, Nov 1-11 2020

All Fixed Wing flight activity UK Aug-Nov

Last 3 months has seen almost 30% drop in business aviation in UK (same period 2019), compared to over 60% decline in scheduled airline traffic

Chart 4: All Fixed Wing flight activity UK Aug-Nov

WingX Bizav Activity Oct 29 – Nov 4 2020

UK in Europe Bizav context Oct 29-Nov 4

  • Russia, Turkey, Greece all seeing more YOY activity. UK and Italy biggest declines.
Chart 1:UK in Europe Bizav context Oct 29-Nov 4

Bizav airports UK Oct 29-Nov 4

Oxford attracting a lot more activity

Chart 2 – Bizav airports UK Oct 29-Nov 4

Bizav types UK Oct 29-Nov 4

Challenger 300 increased activity by 6% YOY

Chart 3: Bizav types UK Oct 29-Nov 4

Bizav and Commercial/Scheduled UK

Business aviation in the last week not as depressed as scheduled

Chart 4:Bizav and Commercial/Scheduled UK

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