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Czechia - Czech airplanes soaring their way to Australia

The company has been exporting to Australia for several years, where the flyer-friendly planes are used in flying schools and by hobby pilots.

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BRM Aero is a Czech family-owned company making recreational aircraft. Founded by Milan Bříštěla and his son Martin in 2009, the company has been growing fast ever since.

The business aims at offering safe, ergonomic light aircraft with excellent flight characteristics and a timeless design. As a pilot, Milan has used his experience to develop new ways of producing the aircraft. Every Bristell aircraft is built to order, allowing each client to customise their purchase.

The company has been exporting to Australia for several years, where the flyer-friendly planes are used in flying schools and by hobby pilots. With its vast distances and sparsely populated rural areas, Australia has almost 10,000 people holding a recreational pilot's certificate.

Increased exports mean BRM Aero produces around 80 airplanes a year, a number which is steadily growing. If the EU and Australia were to sign a trade agreement, orders would be likely to grow further still.

How an EU-Australia Trade Agreement could help:

An EU-Australia trade agreement would include a chapter dedicated to making it easier for small businesses in the EU to export to Australia – for example, by providing clear information in one place online about Australia's import requirements.

The trade deal could help make Australian export procedures easier for EU companies by, for instance, simplifying the paperwork that EU exporters have to complete.

From the start it was easy to export to Australia, as the procedure for getting our planes certified went very smoothly. An EU-Australia trade agreement would make it even easier to export – for instance, by getting rid of overlapping testing requirements in both the EU and Australia. And lower Australian tariffs on machinery could make it easier to sell our products at an even more competitive price.

Radka Krůtová,
Marketing Director, BRM Aero