European Commission Consultation

    View Author May 2011
    On 7 April 2011, a public consultation was launched on possible new Commission guidelines detailing the application of State aid rules in the aviation sector1 (the Consultation). The Commission has indicated this consultation is a “vital first step” in assessing whether the guidelines currently in force remain appropriate in light of developments in the aviation sector and, accordingly, the Consultation represents a key opportunity for interested parties to engage in the process and seek to influence the Commission’s approach to State aid in this sector.