- Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 117 – Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Tehran Flight Information Region (FIR) (OIIX) and KICZ A0050/20 issued 29 October 2020 (see Appendix 1).
- Canada AIC 7/21 (see Appendix 2).
- United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued 28 January 2021 (see Appendix 3).
- German AIC 18/20 issued 3 December 2020 (see Appendix 4).
- AIC France Circular A 02/21 issued 11 February 2021 (see Appendix 5).
- India DGCA Notice issued 22 June 2019 (see Appendix 6).
- UAE Safety Decision 2019-04 issued 21 June 2019 (see Appendix 7).
- Swedish Transport Agency AIC A2/2020 issued 30 January 2020 (see Appendix 8).
Iran airspace at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 250.
Due to the presence of various advanced air-defence systems, it is advised to be cautious with the risk associated to civil aviation. The risk to operations is assessed to be HIGH for Flight Levels below 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).
Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration
- KICZ NOTAM A0050/20 – Security – Iran Pointer NOTAM (pdf)
Source: Canada AIC 7/21
Iran – Level 2
As of January 10, 2020, and until further notice, Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Iran (Tehran FIR (OIIX)), due to the potential risk from heightened military activity and dedicated anti-aviation weaponry in Iran.
Source: United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1
United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service
|Hazardous Situation in Iran
Potential risk to aviation overflying this area at less than 25,000 FT above ground level (AGL) from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Operators are advised to avoid operating at less than 25,000 FT above ground level (AGL) in the Tehran Flight Information Region.
Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 6322 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.
Source: German AIC 18/20
Hazardous situation in Iran
Civil German air operators are advised to take potential risk into account in their risk assessment and routing decisions within FIR TEHRAN (OIIX) including landing, taxiing, parking and take off. Potential risk to aviation from anti-aviation weaponry.
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 in the part of the TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) located west of the 54th meridian and to ensure that their aircraft maintain at all times a flight level above or equal to FL320 in the part of the TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) located east of the 54th meridian.
Source: India DGCA Notice 22Jun19 (validity ongoing)
FROM DGCA INDIA: ALL INDIAN OPERATORS IN CONSULTATION WITH DGCA HAVE DECIDED TO AVOID THE AFFECTED PART OF IRANIAN AIRSPACE TO ENSURE SAFE TRAVEL FOR THE PASSENGERS. THEY WILL RE-ROUTE FLIGHTS SUITABLY.
Source: UAE SAFETY DECISION 2019-04 (validity ongoing)
DUE TO RECENT HEIGHTENED MILITARY ACTIVITIES AND INCREASED TENSIONS ABOVE CERTAIN AREAS OF THE ARABIAN GULF AND THE GULF OF OMAN. THE UAE GCAA HAVE BEEN CLOSELY MONITORING AND ASSESSING THE SITUATION IN THE REGIONS TO DETERMINE POSSIBLE IMPACT ON THE SAFE AIR OPERATION. AND SINCE THERE MAY BE AN UNINTENTIONAL RISK TO UAE OPERATORS OPERATING IN SPECIFIC AREAS OVER THE ARABIAN GULF AND GULF OF OMAN IN TEHRAN FIR, THIS SAFETY DECISION WAS ISSUED FOR THE INTEREST OF SAFETY OF CIVIL AVIATION.
REQUIREMENTS: WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, ALL UAE AIR OPERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT RISK ASSESSMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR GCAA APPROVED PROCEDURES ON THE OPERATION IN THE OVERWATER AREA OF TEHRAN (OIIX) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION OVER THE ARABIAN GULF AND GULF OF OMAN. THE RISK ASSESSMENTS SHALL TAKE IN TO ACCOUNT THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE OPERATION INTO THE SUBJECT AREAS AND THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE SITUATION TO DETERMINE THE NECESSARY MEASURES AND MITIGATIONS WHICH MUST BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION PRIOR TO AND DURING OPERATING IN THE AREAS REFERENCED IN THIS SAFETY DECISION.
ALL UAE AIR OPERATORS SHALL CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR AND ASSESS THE SITUATION AND SHALL IMMEDIATELY REPORT TO GCAA ANY ANOMALIES OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS RELATED TO THIS SAFETY DECISION. THE UAE GCAA WILL KEEP MONITORING THE SITUATION AND ISSUE FURTHER INSTRUCTION IF REQUIRED.
Source: Swedish Transport Agency AIC A2/2020
The Swedish Transport Agency revised recommendation regarding flying in the Airspace of Iran and Iraq as following:
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a security information regarding the situation in Iran and Iraq after the accident on 8 January 2020, with an aircraft, Boeing B737 owned by Ukraine International Airlines, after departure from Tehran International airport. With reference to a new recommendation by EASA regarding the use of the airspace of Iran, the Swedish Transport Agency has decided to base its revised recommendation on the CZIB-2020-01R0 for Iran and the CZIB-2017-04R5 for Iraq, both issued by EASA, and recommends all Swedish air operators regarding the use of airspace of Iran and Iraq as below:
- do not enter the airspace of Iran (including Tehran OIIX FIR) below FL 250
- do not enter the airspace of Iraq (including Baghdad ORBB FIR) at all flight levels with the exception of airways UL602 (to ALPET), UM860 and UM688 when operating above FL 250.
Effective as from 30 January 2020 (replaces AIC A 1/2020)