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Aviation: Crew

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 59824, tabled on 20 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on addressing concerns raised by the British Airline Pilots Association on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on flight crews holding UK licences.

Answered on

27 October 2021

The Secretary of State regularly meets with stakeholders in the sector and listens to the issues raised.

Ministers have also replied to correspondence from BALPA on concerns about the recognition of UK licences and employment opportunities for pilots following EU Exit. Most recently, the Secretary of State for Transport responded to a correspondence from BALPA on 11th October.

Advice given to BALPA includes referring to the Aviation Skills Retention Platform which was launched by the Department to support workers in the sector.