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Airspace of Kenya

CSV
Status
Withdrawn
Issued date
03/09/2018
Revision

This CZIB is revised to extend the validity and to update reference publications.

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom NOTAM AIP ENR 1.1 issued 14 September 2017 (see Appendix 1 of this CZIB).
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ NOTAM A0003/18 issued 26 February 2018 (see Appendix 2).
Affected Airspace

Kenyan Airspace and territory Flight Information Regions (FIR).

Applicability
Applies to operators
Description
The Agency draws the attention of the aviation community to the above referenced information, copies of which are attached to this CZIB.
Recommendation(s)

This CZIB is issued on the basis of information available to EU Member States and EU institutions.

The presence of terrorist groups with the military capabilities (including anti-aircraft weaponry) is assessed to pose a HIGH risk to operations within Kenyan airspace and territory FIRs at altitudes below FL 250.

Additionally, the Agency draws the attention of the aviation community to the above referenced information, copies of which are attached to this CZIB.

Operators should take this information and any other relevant information into account in their own risk assessments, alongside any available guidance or directions from their national authority as appropriate. Latest operational information on ‘Closures and Warnings’ issued by means of ICAO State Letters, NOTAMs, AICs/AIPs, EASA CZIB may be found in the Network Manager NOP Portal (password protected version).

Appendix 1

Source: United Kingdom NOTAM AIP ENR 1.1

United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

Risk to aircraft overflying Kenya at less than 25,000 feet.

Hazardous Situation in Kenya

Potential risk to aviation overflying Kenyan airspace and territory FIRs at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated antiaircraft weaponry.

Operators are advised to take this information into account in their own risk assessments and routing decisions.

Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 4426 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours. 

Appendix 2

Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ NOTAM A0003/18

KICZ A0003/18 - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR KENYA

THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF KENYA EAST OF 40 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL260 DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTREMIST/MILITANT ACTIVITY.

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. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A PLANNING TO FLY INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE ABOVE-NAMED AREA MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, INCLUDING UPDATING B450.

C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTACKS BY EXTREMISTS/MILITANTS ON U.S. CIVIL AVIATION. AIRCRAFT MAY ENCOUNTER VARIOUS WEAPONS, INCLUDING SMALL ARMS; INDIRECT FIRE WEAPONS, SUCH AS MORTARS AND ROCKETS; AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT-CAPABLE WEAPONS, INCLUDING MAN-PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS (MANPADS). ANTI-AIRCRAFT-CAPABLE WEAPONS COULD TARGET AIRCRAFT AT LOW ALTITUDES, INCLUDING DURING THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE PHASES OF FLIGHT, AND OTHER WEAPONS COULD TARGET AIRPORTS AND AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST 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 26 FEBRUARY 2019.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT:

HTTPS://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/

SFC – FL259; 26 FEB 12:00 2018 UNTIL 26 FEB 23:59 2019 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 26 FEB 11:48 2018 

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