Fourth ECAC forum on intermodality and its impact on air transport. 2.4. Unsurprisingly, Canada`s largest international aviation partner is the United States of America. According to Canadian data, 18.6 million people travelled between the two countries last year. In 2005, Canada and the United States expanded their existing air transportation agreement and opened the market. However, the agreement did not grant rights for cabotage (transport between two points within the other country) or for operations of the 7th freedom (independent services between two countries outside the country of origin). The two agreements „will create jobs, stimulate growth and bring our continents and peoples closer together. Today`s agreements show the potential of our partnership (with China) and we should continue on this path of cooperation,“ he said. A modernised air transport framework between the EU and Canada offers significant new opportunities to strengthen aviation on the basis of competitive conditions and fair competition. In addition, the already excellent trade and political relationship between the EU and Canada would be further strengthened. Third ECAC forum on crisis management in aviation.
The European aviation industry supports 5.1 million jobs and contributes 2.4% to Europe`s gross domestic product, while China has a growing civil aviation market and an emerging aviation products industry, according to the five-year ue-China aviation project launched in 2015 by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EEAS) and the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC). Ensuring fair competition is another key issue in open air transport markets. By strengthening regulatory convergence, a comprehensive air services agreement between the Community and Canada would ensure a level playing field to avoid distortions of competition. China and the European Union signed two civil aviation cooperation agreements in Brussels on Monday. Bilateral Air Services Agreements between EU Member States and Canada Our vision is that European citizens benefit from the safest and most environmentally friendly civil aviation system in the world. 5.1 Canada has recently expressed interest in opening negotiations for a comprehensive air services agreement with the European Community. The EU should react positively and try to take advantage of Canada`s interests.