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Friday, 18 December 2015

International Aviation: an opportunity for growth and jobs in the EU aviation sector

European Commission - Fact Sheet

International Aviation: an opportunity for growth and jobs in the EU aviation sector

Brussels, 7 December 2015
Today, the European Commission has adopted an ambitious package of proposals to negotiate EU-level comprehensive aviation agreements with key partner countries.
Today, the European Commission has adopted an ambitious package of proposals to negotiate EU-level comprehensive aviation agreements with key partner countries. They include the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) States, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, Turkey, China, Mexico and Armenia. In parallel, authorisations to negotiate dedicated aviation safety agreements with China and Japan are also being sought and arrangements for One Stop Security with Canada and Montenegro are being established.
The aim is to boost the international competitiveness of the EU's aviation industry and ensure high quality services for the passengers. Once signed, nearly 75% of all passengers flying in and out of the EU, or more than 240 million passengers per year, would be covered by EU-level aviation agreements. These agreements will strengthen the global positioning of the EU, which is a core priority of President Jean-Claude Juncker.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-6145_en.htm