In the field of air transport, nearly 40 Turkish companies are present, including air taxi and freight operations. (3) Conclude air agreements with key strategic partners – global agreements with global partners. In addition to the typical scope of bilateral air services agreements, the EU-US Air Services Agreement has created a modern legal framework to promote safe, affordable, cost-effective and competitive air transport. This strong cooperation framework enables the EU and the US to meet new challenges in the areas of security, security, environment and climate, competition policy and business. The AIR Services Agreement between the EU and the US also guarantees recognition of the EU name (equal access to all EU air carriers) and thus provides legal certainty to the transatlantic market, given the requirements of the European Court of Justice rulings on open skies. – negotiating uniform “horizontal” agreements with the Commission on the mandate of EU Member States. Each “horizontal” agreement aims to amend the relevant provisions of all existing bilateral ASAs as part of a single negotiation with a third country. Noting that the nationality provisions contained in the current air transport agreements are contrary to the principle of freedom of establishment, recognising that the Commission has limited exclusive powers, the European Union has, over the past thirty years, created the world`s most important and successful example of regional market integration and the liberalisation of air transport. The EU`s internal aviation market has grown to the benefit of consumers and businesses through dramatic changes in the economic and regulatory landscape of air transport in Europe. The Commission, in cooperation with EU Member States, has identified a number of important partners of considerable interest to the EU in aviation. In all cases, the negotiations at EU level aim to bring significant added value to bilateral agreements, providing a comprehensive legal framework for improving trade opportunities for the benefit of industry and its users (passengers and freight shippers).
The June 2003 meeting of the EU Transport Council enabled EU Member States and the Commission to agree on modalities (7) to resolve the problems identified by the Court of Justice. Two methods have been defined to amend existing bilateral air services agreements: either bilateral negotiations between each Member State concerned and its partners, the modification of each bilateral air services agreement, or the negotiation of uniform “horizontal” agreements with the Commission acting on the mandate of EU Member States. Any “horizontal” agreement aims to amend the relevant provisions of all existing bilateral air services agreements in a single negotiation with a third country.