Aviation and Aerospace Working Group Position Paper 2021/2022 - 航空航天工作组建议书 2021/2022 Go back »

  • Published on:
  • Category:
    Position Paper
  • by:
    Aviation and Aerospace Working Group / Forum
  • Keywords:


The Aviation and Aerospace Working Group includespassenger and freight air carriers and manufacturers of a wide range of aerospace products, including civil aircraft, engines, helicopters, space systems and other products across the supply chain. It is also comprised of maintenance and service companies that carry out repairs, training, and other activities that support aviation and aerospace industries. The working groupspeaks with a unified and inclusive voice to increase both the quantity and quality of political-level dialogue
and industry advocacy.

The Aviation and Aerospace Working Group aims to monitor reforms in the areas of general aviation (GA), state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and thirdparty evaluators. The working group is also concerned about administrative measures relating to the control of international air shipping rights, fostering the creation of standards with regard to electronic air freight, supporting domestic aviation manufacturing, accelerating airworthiness approval procedures and opening airline approval procedures, among others.

During the past year, although the coronavirus 2019(COVID-19) pandemic had a devastating impact on the aviation and aerospace industries, the working group still carried out a number of important advocacy activities. These included discussions with the authorities to try and address the main concerns related to the resumption of flights; the waiver of slot rights in China and Europe; Industry 4.0 and the intelligent aviation industry; post-crisis industrial development; smart aviation; air cargo business; airworthiness certification; implementation of the European Union (EU)-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP), the conclusion of EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) (currently frozen by the European Parliament)1 and mutual recognition of vaccinations, among others.

The working group has maintained a sound relationship with key stakeholders, including the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Ministry of Industrial Information and Technology (MIIT), Civil Aviation
University of China, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the China Quality Certification Centre, the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment, the China Aeronautical Research and Development Centre, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the EU Directorate General for Transportation (DG MOVE), and the embassies of EU Member States in China. The working group has also maintained a smooth communication with other Chinese entities like the China-Europe Association for Technical and Economic Cooperation Constitution, and industrial actors like the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and a number of Chinese airlines, among others. In 2021, the working group has continued to work on strengthening communication and partnerships with Chinese and European stakeholders, in the interest of enhancing EU-China aviation cooperation and facilitating European business in China. Mai activities are focussed on the 14th Five-year Plan (14FYP) in the areas of civil aviation and transportation, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology and market development in China and Europe, the implementation of EU-China bilateral agreements (the BASA and the TIP), and sustainable development and emissions reduction.

Related documents

Annual Working Group Report 2018 - Aviation & Aerospace

Aviation & Aerospace Working Group Position Paper 2019/2020 - 航空航天工作组建议书2019/2020

Related EURObiz articles