The ADS UK aerospace trade association has stated that it is counting on negotiators to make sure the UK remains in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after Britain exits the European Union (‘Brexit’). ADS Group is a trade organization representing the UK’s aerospace, defense, security and space sectors, with more than 1,000 member businesses.
ADS chief executive Paul Everitt said: “Aerospace is a global business that benefits from international regulatory convergence, which both ensures passenger safety and offers frictionless access for companies of all sizes to markets around the world.
“Regulation of the aerospace industry across Europe by EASA has served passengers and industry well. With the UK being an influential member of EASA, companies in the aerospace sector continue to benefit from requiring only a single set of certifications for their personnel, facilities and products.
“Components made in the UK are exported to aircraft assembly lines around the world, or to be fitted to aircraft in service at any international airport. Our supply chains too stretch across multiple borders.
“Continued regulatory harmonization is a necessity and the UK must remain in EASA after Brexit to put ourselves in the best possible position to benefit from growth opportunities as the international aviation market continues to expand.”