The Government, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the entire aviation industry have been clear that our collective preference is to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) once the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU).
The EU paper describes what the situation will be if this is both not achieved and no other agreements are in place, including an implementation period. While this a matter for government, we believe this to be a highly unlikely scenario. However, we continue to make the necessary contingency plans.
We too hope and believe that a suitable arrangement will be established as part of the Brexit negotiations and the caveats in the EC Notice reflect this. However, hope cannot be enough. We are therefore reviewing all the options and will take whatever action is necessary to ensure the continued registration of AeCAT as an approved training provider and the continued validity of our certificates.