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Commission presents a new Aviation Strategy for Europe

EU News 370/2015

Brussels, 7 December 2015

Today the European Commission adopted a new Aviation Strategy for Europe, a milestone initiative to boost Europe'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. A strong and outward-looking aviation sector will not only benefit businesses, but also European citizens by offering more connections to the rest of the world at lower prices.


1. Place the EU as a leading player in international aviation, whilst guaranteeing a level playing field.
2. Tackle limits to growth in the air and on the ground.
3. Maintain high EU standards.
4. Make progress on innovation, digital technologies and investments.

Source and additional information:

Joint press conference by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC, and Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC, on Aviation Strategy Date: 07/12/2015 Reference: P-029750/00-09 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2015 URL