Reinforcing aviation tools
9 June, 2017
The Commission delivered last Thursday on its ambitious Aviation Strategy for Europe by adopting a series of measures to further support open and connected aviation markets in the EU and beyond, the EU press service reported. These initiatives aim to safeguard competition and connectivity in aviation, facilitate investments in European airlines, enhance the efficiency and connectivity of European skies, and reinforce the competitiveness of European aviation, which is a strong driver of job creation, economic growth and trade.
“Our Aviation Strategy set an ambitious vision for the future of European aviation. Today's proposals aim at maintaining Europe's leadership in international aviation, as well as at improving connectivity and airspace efficiency,” VP Maros Sefcovic said. The package includes four initiatives, which deliver on two core priorities of the strategy: maintaining leadership in international aviation and tackling limits to growth in European skies. The Commission is proposing a new tool to ensure that EU airlines can compete on the basis of equal opportunities, and connectivity can be safeguarded. It will allow the EU to take appropriate action, should certain practices put EU's connectivity at risk.