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Airspace of South Sudan

CSV
Status
Active
Issued date
29/04/2020
Revision

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

 

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued  31 January 2019 (see Appendix 1).
  • AIC France Circular A 08/20 issued 09 April 2020 (see Appendix 2).
  • Germany NOTAM B1295/20 issued 27 July 2020 (see Appendix 3).
Affected Airspace

South Sudan airspace, below Flight Level (FL) 250. 

Applicability
Applies to operators
Description
Ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan between the government and rebel forces is taking place, with consequent risk to flight operations safety deriving from possible use of small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-aircraft fire, and shoulder-fired MANPADS (man-portable air-defence systems).

Due to the ongoing conflict it the region, the airspace is assessed to pose a HIGH risk to operations at altitudes below FL 250.

The Agency draws the attention of the aviation community to the above referenced information, copies of which are attached to this CZIB.
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
31/10/2020

Appendix 1

Source: United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1

United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

Hazardous Situation within or over the territory and airspace of South Sudan

Potential risk to aviation overflying this area at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.

Operators are strongly advised to take this potential risk into account in their 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: AIC France Circular A 08/20

From 09/04/2020 and until further notice, French air carriers and aircraft owners registered in France are requested to ensure that their aircraft maintain at all times a flight level above or equal to FL260 in the part of the KHARTOUM FIR (HSSS) above South Sudan.

Appendix 3

Source: Germany NOTAM B1295/20

(B1295/20 NOTAMR B1124/20

Q) EDXX/QAFXX/I /NBO/E /000/999/5123N01019E999

A) EDWW EDGG EDMM B) 2007271212 C) 2009212359

E) SECURITY SOUTH SUDA POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION FIR KHARTOUM (HSSS):

POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION WITHIN THE POLITICAL BORDERS OF  THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN OVERFLYING FIR KHARTOUM (HSSS) BELOW FL260 INCLUDING LANDING, TAXIING, PARKING AND TAKE OFF AT ALL AIRPORTS FROM DEDICATED ANTI AVIATION AND GROUND TO GROUND WEAPONRY.

CIVIL GERMAN AIR OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE POTENTIAL RISK INTO ACCOUNT IN THEIR RISK ASSESSMENTS AND ROUTEING DECISIONS.

EMERGENCY SITUATION: IN AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE DECISION AND ACTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT IN COMMAND MAY DEVIATE FROM THIS NOTAM TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THAT EMERGENCY.

27 JUL 12:12 2020 UNTIL 21 SEP 23:59 2020. CREATED: 27 JUL 12:13 2020

 

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