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The newly updated European Union chapter of the Getting The Deal Through Air Transport guide provides a useful and succinct overview of the European Union regulatory framework applicable to the aviation sector.

Authors: Geert Goeteyn

 It offers highly practical insights into the various European measures that regulate the industry relating to:

  • Aviation operations and market access (safety regulations, licensing, public service obligations, regulation of airfares)
  • Ownership and control (financial fitness, nationality)
  • Aircraft and airports (maintenance, economic regulation, access, slot allocation, ground handling, air traffic control)
  • Liability and accidents
  • Competition law and state aid
  • Consumer protection

The chapter also provides a summary of the recent measures adopted by the European Union to deal with the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the industry.

To read the full chapter, please download the PDF below.

Client Alert 2020-509