Airspace of Libya

CZIB-2017-02R5
Status: 
Active
Issued date: 
01/10/2019
Revision: 

This CZIB is revised to extend the validity period of CZIB-2017-02R4, and to amend reference publications.

 

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued 31 January 2019 (see Appendix 1).
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration NOTAM KICZ A0012/19 issued 06 April 2019 & US FAA Background Notice  (see Appendix 2).
  • AIC France Circular 03/19 issued 24 January 2019 (see Appendix 3).
  • Germany NOTAM B0872/19 issued 27 September 2019 (see Appendix 4).
  • Malta NOTAM A0884/19 issued 18 July 2019 (see Appendix 5).
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: 
30/03/2020

Appendix 1

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

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 4426 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.

Appendix 2

Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration NOTAM KICZ A0012/19 and US FAA Background Notice

A0012/19 (Issued for KICZ) - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLIGHT PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF LIBYA

ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF LIBYA BY THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE PROHIBITED AT ALL ALTITUDES FROM WEST OF 17 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE AND NORTH OF 29 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE UNTIL FURTHER ADVISED DUE TO THE ONGOING MILITARY CONFLICT IN LIBYA. THIS FLIGHT PROHIBITION IS IN ADDITION TO SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) NO. 112- PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE TRIPOLI FIR (HLLL), WHICH REMAINS IN EFFECT. THIS NOTAM WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME AS TITLE 14, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, SECTION 91.1603, SFAR NO. 112 IS UPDATED.

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. PERMITTED OPERATIONS. THIS NOTAM DOES NOT PROHIBIT PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A (APPLICABILITY) FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE ABOVE NAMED AREA WHEN SUCH OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED EITHER BY ANOTHER AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE FAA OR BY A DEVIATION, EXEMPTION, OR OTHER AUTHORIZATION ISSUED BY THE FAA ADMINISTRATOR. OPERATORS MUST CALL THE FAA WASHINGTON OPERATIONS CENTER AT 202-267-3333 TO INITIATE COORDINATION FOR FAA AUTHORIZATION TO CONDUCT OPERATIONS.

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

THIS NOTAM IS AN EMERGENCY ORDER ISSUED UNDER 49 USC 40113(A) AND 46105(C).

SFC - UNL 06 APR 18:15 2019 UNTIL PERM. CREATED:06 APR 18:14 2019

 

FAA Background Information Regarding U.S. Civil Aviation – Mali

Due to the fragile security situation created by ongoing fighting between military forces and extremist/militant groups, the FAA assesses there is continuing risk to U.S. civil aviation operating into, out of, within or over the territory and airspace of Mali at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 260. As a result, on 26 February 2019, the FAA published Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) KICZ A0003/19, advising U.S. civil aviation to exercise caution during flight operations into, out of, within or over the territory and airspace of Mali at altitudes below FL260.

International civil air routes transiting Mali’s airspace and aircraft operating to and from Malian airports, particularly in the area north of Mopti, are at risk from small arms; indirect fire weapons, such as mortars and rockets; and anti-aircraft-capable weapons, including man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). Such weapons could target aircraft at low altitudes, including during the arrival and departure phases of flight, and/or airports and aircraft on the ground. Some extremist/militant groups in Mali are suspected of possessing or having access to MANPADS. Some MANPADS have the capability to reach a maximum altitude of 25,000 feet. Attacks against aircraft in flight and/or Malian airports may occur with little or no warning.

Extremists/militants primarily target United Nations (UN) and Malian forces; however, those forces are often based in close proximity to Malian airports. As a result, attacks against UN and Malian forces present an indirect threat to civil aviation and associated infrastructure at the airports. Extremist/militant groups have demonstrated their intent and capability to conduct both direct and indirect fire attacks, particularly in northern Mali, targeting airports and/or adjacent military camps. In January 2019, extremists/militants attacked a UN military camp in the Kidal region. In April 2018, extremists/militants attacked UN peacekeepers at two bases near the airport in Timbuktu using both indirect fire weapons and vehicle-borne improvised devices (VBIED). In January 2018, extremist/militants attacked Malian forces in Timbuktu. Additionally, in mid-January 2017 and late-November 2016, extremists/militants conducted VBIED attacks against, or in close proximity to, Gao Airport (GAGO) and rocket attacks against Timbuktu Airport (GATB). In mid-February 2016, extremists/militants employed rockets, small arms fire, and a truck bomb in an attack targeting the UN base in Kidal.

Southern Mali has been subjected to lower levels of violence. However, terrorism targeting U.S. or Western interests has occasionally occurred in Bamako. In November 2015, transnational terrorists affiliated with al-Qa’ida attacked the Radisson hotel in Bamako, resulting in the deaths of 20 people, including six crew members of a non-U.S. operator.

The FAA will continue to review the situation regarding threats to U.S. civil aviation operating in the territory and airspace of Mali and make adjustments to its advisory for U.S. civil aviation as necessary.

Posted: 26 FEB 2019

 

Appendix 3

Source: AIC France Circular 03/19

From 31/07/2014 and until further notice, French carriers are requested not to authorize their aircraft to penetrate into the airspace of Libya (HLLL FIR (TRIPOLI)).

Appendix 4

Source: Germany NOTAM B0872/19

 

B0872/19 (Issued for EDWW EDGG EDMM)
SECURITY LIBYA POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION FIR TRIPOLI HLLL.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY PROHIBITS CIVIL GERMAN AIR OPERATORS TO PLAN AND CONDUCT FLIGHTS WITHIN FIR TRIPOLI (HLLL) BETWEEN LATITUDES N26 DEG AND N34 DEG AND WEST OF LONGITUDE E18 DEG TILL FIR BOUNDARY TRIPOLI (HLLL). FOR THE REMAINING PART OF FIR TRIPOLI (HLLL) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ADVISES CIVIL GERMAN AIR OPERATORS NOT TO PLAN AND CONDUCT FLIGHTS BELOW FL260 INCLUDING LANDING, TAXIING, PARKING AND TAKE OFF AT ALL AIRPORTS DUE TO POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION FROM DEDICATED ANTI-AVIATION WEAPONRY AND MILITARY OPERATIONS AND ARMED CONFLICTS.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION: WEBSITE OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF GERMANY (https://www.bmvi.de/DE/Themen/Mobilitaet/Luft/Krisenmanagement/krisenman...).

27 SEP 00:00 2019 UNTIL 24 DEC 23:59 2019. CREATED: 23 SEP 14:00 2019

Appendix 5

Source: Malta NOTAM A0884/19

A0884/19

TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE RECENT ESCALATION OF THE CRISIS IN LIBYA, ITS CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION AND THE POTENTIAL RISK TO CIVIL AVIATION, ALL FLIGHTS CONDUCTED BY AIRCRAFT ON THE MALTESE REGISTER AND, ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATED BY ORGANISATIONS CERTIFIED BY THE CIVIL AVIATION DIRECTORATE, ARE PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING WITHIN TRIPOLI FIR (HLLL) BETWEEN LATITUDES N30DEG AND N34DEG, AND LONGITUDE E11DEG AND E16DEG. THIS INCLUDES FLIGHTS INTO (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) HLLT, HLZW, HLMS, HLLM, HLGD AND HLLS AERODROMES.

ANY AIRCRAFT DEPARTING FROM HLLT, HLZW, HLMS, HLLM, HLGD AND HLLS WILL BE DENIED LANDING IN MALTESE TERRITORY.

EXEMPTIONS: FLIGHTS OPERATING STRICTLY FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS RESTRICTION. SUCH FLIGHTS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE CIVIL AVIATION DIRECTORATE. OPERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR AND PROVIDE A SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT ON EMAIL: DUTYOFFICER.CAD(AT)TRANSPORT.GOV.MT

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY WHICH 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.

18 JUL 09:25 2019 UNTIL 18 OCT 23:59 2019. CREATED: 18 JUL 09:28 2019

 

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