FAA extends South Sudan airspace warnings for another year

SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT ZONE NOTAM REMAINS ACTIVE FOR ANOTHER YEAR

(Posted 10th August 2017)

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has now extended the Conflict Zone NOTAM on airspace over South Sudan by another year. Pilots are urged to exercise caution when flying over the territory and airspace of South Sudan at altitudes below FL260 due to the hazardous situation created by the ongoing fighting and instability in South Sudan. The warning also applies for flights into and out of South Sudan.

The NOTAM reads as follows:

KICZ A0018/17 – SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR SOUTH SUDAN THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A (APPLICABILITY) SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN OR OVER THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF SOUTH SUDAN AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL260 DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS SITUATION CREATED BY THE ONGOING FIGHTING AND INSTABILITY IN SOUTH SUDAN. A. APPLICABILITY. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO: ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS; ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA, EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS OPERATING U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER; AND ALL OPERATORS OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER. B. PLANNING. PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A (APPLICABILITY) WHO INTEND TO FLY INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE ABOVE-NAMED AREA MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS; ENSURE THEIR OPERATIONS SPECIFICATION, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATION, OR LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION B450 IS CURRENT; TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE, PROVIDE ADVANCE NOTICE OF FLIGHTS, WITH SPECIFIC DETAILS, TO AEO-CITEWATCH AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TAKEOFF; AND REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333 OR +1 202-267-3203. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 8 AUG 2018. BACKGROUND INFORMATION REGARDING THE HAZARDS TO U.S. CIVIL AVIATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS NOTAM IS AVAILABLE AT: HTTPS://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS. SFC-FL259; 8 AUG 12:40 2017 UNTIL 8 AUG 23:59 2018. CREATED: 8 AUG 12:48 2017

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