New Aviation Strategy for Europe

Th e European Commission has come out swinging in an attempt to protect its beleaguered airline industry with a new Aviation Strategy for Europe.


Th e European Commission has come out swinging in an attempt to protect its beleaguered airline industry with a new Aviation Strategy for Europe.

Describing it as a milestone initiative “to boost Europe’s economy, strengthen its industrial base and reinforce its global leadership position,” the strategy consists of four core priorities.

Th e move is aimed at ensuring the European aviation sector “remains competitive and reaps the benefits of a fast-changing and developing global economy. A strong and outward-looking aviation sector will not only benefit businesses, but also European citizens by offering more connections to the rest of the world at lower prices,” the EC said.

Adding her view, EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc added: “European aviation is facing a number of challenges and today’s Strategy sets out a comprehensive and ambitious actionplan to keep the sector ahead of the curve. It will keep European companies competitive, through new investment and business opportunities, allowing them to grow in a sustainable manner.

European citizens will also benefit from more choice, cheaper prices and the highest levels of safety and security.” Th e key priorities are:

1. Place the EU as a leading player in international aviation, whilst guaranteeing a level playing field. Th e EU aviation sector must be allowed to tap into the new growth markets. Th is can be achieved through new external aviation agreements with key countries and regions in the world.