Pilot's union calls for aviation certainty from new PM

Pilot's union calls for aviation certainty from new PM

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New prime minister Theresa May is being urged to bring certainty to the UK aviation industry following the vote for Brexit.

The call comes from pilots union Balpa in the face of falling demand for travel and volatile share prices affecting airlines.

Balpa says it is still to fully understand how the changes following the vote to leave the European Union will affect aviation regulation.

Pilots want the government to bring aviation to the very top of the agenda and begin working on how the UK will thrive outside the EU.

The organisation will do all it can to support the aviation industry though the current turbulent political and economic times, according to general secretary Brian Strutton.

He said: “Pilots are conscious of the many potential effects of the UK's decision to leave the EU on the future of our thriving aviation sector and it is surprising that there seems to be no plan ready to deal with the consequences.

“There is a lot of uncertainty ahead and Balpa is already working to obtain the best outcomes for pilots, passengers and the industry as a whole.

“In the meantime, we urge our government to start making some swift decisions on the future of aviation.”

Balpa will dedicate one day of its two-day annual conference in November to Brexit, and discussing what the implications are for pilots, the industry and flight safety regulation.


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