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Airspace of Libya

CSV
Status
Active
Issued date
30/10/2020
Revision

This CZIB is revised to extend the validity peroid, and to amend reference publications.

 

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued 28 January 2021 (see Appendix 1).
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration NOTAM KICZ A0042/20 issued 27 July 2020 & SFAR 112 issued 27 July 2020  (see Appendix 2).
  • AIC France Circular A 02/21 issued 11 February 2021 (see Appendix 3).
  • German AIC 18/20 issued 3 December 2020 (see Appendix 4).
  • Libya NOTAM A0085/20 issued 7 October 2020 (see Appendix 5).
  • AIC Canada 7/21 issued 25 February  2021 ( see Appendix 6).
Affected Airspace

Libyan airspace, all altitudes. 

Applicability
Applies to operators
Description
This CZIB is issued on the basis of information available to EU Member States and EU institutions.
Due to the hazardous security situation, with the presence of terrorist organisations and ongoing high intensity military operations, there is a HIGH risk of both intentional and unintentional attacks to civil aviation at all altitudes. Air navigation services in the country could be degraded or unavailable.
Recommendation(s)

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).

Valid until
30/04/2021

Appendix 1

Source: United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1
United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

Hazardous Situation in Libya

Potential risk to aviation overflying from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.

In accordance with Direction under the Aviation Security Act 1982, UK registered operators so served shall not enter the territory and airspace (including Tripoli FIR) of the State of Libya.

UK operators not currently subject to direction under the Aviation Security Act should contact UK Department for Transport (DfT) before operating in this area.

Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 6322 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.


Appendix 2

Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration NOTAM KICZ A0042/20 and SFAR 112

A0042/20 - SECURITY.. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE TRIPOLI FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (HLLL)

14 CFR 91.1603 SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) NO. 112— PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE TRIPOLI FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (HLLL) WAS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 27 JUL 2020 AND WAS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT:

HTTPS://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/ SFC - UNL; 27 JUL 15:33 2020 UNTIL PERM. CREATED 27 JUL 15:51 2020

SFAR 112

SUMMARY:

This action amends, with modifications to reflect changed conditions in Libya and the associated risks to U.S. civil aviation safety, the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flight operations in the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) (HLLL) by all: United States (U.S.) air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. This action incorporates the FAA's prohibition on U.S. civil flight operations in the territory and airspace of Libya at all altitudes contained in Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) KICZ A0026/19, into the SFAR. In addition, the FAA remains concerned about the safety of U.S. civil aviation operations at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 300 in those portions of the Tripoli FIR (HLLL) that are outside the territory and airspace of Libya because of the hazards described in the preamble to the FAA's March 2019 final rule. Accordingly, this final rule also prohibits U.S. civil flight operations below FL300 in those portions of the Tripoli FIR (HLLL) outside the territory and airspace of Libya. This action also extends the expiration date of the SFAR from March 20, 2021, to March 20, 2023. Finally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs, and makes minor administrative revisions.


Appendix 3

Source: AIC France Circular A 02/21

From 09/04/2020 and until further notice, pilots in command of aircraft performing air services mentioned in paragraph 1.1 are requested not to penetrate into the airspace of Libya (HLLL FIR (TRIPOLI)).


Appendix 4

Source: German AIC 18/20 

Hazardous Situation in Libya

Civil German air operators are prohibited to plan and conduct flights within FIR TRIPOLI (HLLL). Potential risk to aviation from state of war.

Further information: Website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany (www.bmvi.de/krisenmanagement)


Appendix 5

Source: Libya NOTAM A0085/20

A0085/20  NOTAMR A0048/20
Q)HLLL/QAFXX/IV/BO/E/000/999/2800N01754E
A) HLLL  B)2010071700  C) 2012151000
E) ALL TRAFFIC ENTERING LIBYAN FIR MUST HAVE  PRIOR  CONTACT  WITH TRIPOLI  ATC DUE TO MILITARY OPERATION IN LIBYAN AIRSPACE.  ALL AIR ASSETS ENTERING THIS AREA WITHOUT PRIOR CONTACTING WILL BE ENGAGED BY AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS


Appendix 6

Source: Canada AIC 7/21

Libya – Level 2

As of February 18, 2020, and until further notice, Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Libya (Tripoli FIR (HLLL)), due to the hazardous situation created by the expanding conflict in Libya.

 

 

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