The UK-EU trade deal, announced on 24 December 2020, includes agreements on air transport and aviation safety which are due to come into effect at 23.00 GMT on 31 December 2020 when the UK ceases to take part in the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other EU institutions.

While the agreements involve some elements of continuity, they do not constitute a replication of the UK’s regulatory arrangements as part of the EASA/EU framework and many sections of the aviation and aerospace industries will face changes after 31 December, as this microsite sets out.

We will study the detail of the new agreements and will update relevant pages of the microsite as information becomes clearer about how the new arrangements will work in practice. We will notify stakeholders of the updates through the SkyWise alert system. If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to the EU exit category in the SkyWise system:

Declared entities and Non-Commercial Operations with Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft

Declared entities and non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft might need to take action. Actions required will depend on individual circumstances and are a matter for each entity to consider. This page sets out what you need to consider.

All declarations made prior to 1 January 2021 will continue to be recognised by the UK within the scope of their activities.

Under the EU’s current, publicly declared position, UK CAA declarations will no longer be recognised by EU member states. However, they will retain validity under UK law.

Entities with a UK declaration seeking to conduct activities within the scope of their declarations in an EU member state should contact EASA or the appropriate competent authority to understand the requirements of that specific state.