The long-awaited strategy, which was presented on 7 December, is the result of a year's work by the Commission.
To its credit, the Commission openly acknowledges that aviation is a key driver of economic growth, jobs, trade mobility and connectivity. However, the strategy lacks ambition and does not propose adequate measures to bolster the competitiveness of air operators - a vital sector in Europe.
AEA welcomes the deserved focus on the indispensable contribution of aviation to Europe's economy and mobility but stresses the urgent need for the Commission to now propose more specific and far-reaching remedies. The AEA will further engage with the Commission and the European decision makers.AEA Assessment of Commission communication on Aviation Strategy for Europe