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.


2. Tackle limits to growth in the air and on the ground. Th e main challenge for the growth of EU aviation is to address the capacity, efficiency and connectivity constraints.

3. Maintain high EU standards. In the interest of European citizens and businesses, it is crucial to maintain high EU standards for safety,security, the environment, social issues and passenger rights. Th e Strategy proposes important measures in this sense, with an update of the EU’s safety rules in order to maintain high safety standards alongside growing air traffic.

4. Make progress on innovation, digital technologies and investments. A catalyst for the development of aviation, and its function as an enabler of growth, will be innovation and digitalisation. Europe must in particular unleash the full potential of drones.