It is clear from the information we have that the UK and EU are in discussion about a future partnership with EASA. Clearly at the working level there is a huge decision to achieve a reasonable outcome based on cooperation.
The UK CAA, whilst considering a ‘no deal’ BREXIT are not likely to reinvent the UK aviation legal framework, we have only recently adopted the new EU Basic Regulation.
However, if we remain inside an EU/EASA System, it is unclear how we will be able to participate in future (regulatory/rules) consultations and processes where we end up as a rule taker. This is not a position we would want to be in.
Therefore how the CAA will consult with us in the future needs to be considered particularly if we lose the ability to directly influence EASA.
Today I have written to the Aviation Minister raising this matter.