[Avionics Today 12-07-2015] The European Commission has adopted a new aviation strategy for Europe, an initiative to boost the continent's economy, strengthen its industrial base and reinforce its global leadership position. These are three core priorities of President Jean-Claude Juncker, on which the strategy will deliver, by ensuring that the European aviation sector remains competitive and reaps the benefits of a fast-changing and developing global economy.
|Europe is proposing a new aviation strategy. Photo: European Commission
The commission's goal is to shape a comprehensive strategy for the whole EU aviation ecosystem. In this context, the priorities are to place the EU as a leading player in international aviation, whilst guaranteeing a level playing field; tackle limits to growth in the air and on the ground; and maintain high EU standards. It also aims to make progress on innovation, digital technologies and investments by introducing digitalization and furthering the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project.
"European aviation is facing a number of challenges and today's strategy sets out a comprehensive and ambitious action-plan to keep the sector ahead of the curve. It will keep European companies competitive, through new investment and business opportunities, allowing them to grow in a sustainable manner. European citizens will also benefit from more choice, cheaper prices and the highest levels of safety and security," EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc added.