The European Union and China have signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement to strengthen their aviation cooperation.
These agreements will support worldwide trade in aircraft and related products and will bring bilateral air services agreements between China and EU into conformity with EU law – a renewed legal certainty which will be beneficial to airlines on both sides.
The agreements follow up on the EU-China Summit of 9 April and will serve to boost the competitiveness of the EU’s aeronautical sector and enhance overall EU-China aviation relations.
This marks yet another key deliverable under the Juncker Commission’s Aviation Strategy for Europe – designed to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and let passengers profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights.