Airspace of Syria

CZIB-2017-03R5
Status: 
Active
Issued date: 
01/10/2019
Revision: 

This CZIB is revised to extend the validity period of CZIB-2017-03R4, and to amend reference publications.

 

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom NOTAM AIP 1.4.5 issued 31 January 2019 (see Appendix 1).
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ NOTAM A0025/18 NOTAM issued 10 December 2018 and NOTAM A0009/18 issued 14 April 2018 and SFAR 114 issued 28 August 2017 (see Appendix 2).
  • AIC France Circuluar 03/19 issued 24 January 2019 (see Appendix 3).
  • Germany NOTAM B0589/19 issued 04 July 2019 (see Appendix 4). 
Affected Airspace: 

Syrian 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 remaining hazardous security situation, with the presence of terrorist organisations and ongoing military operations, there is a risk of both intentional targeting and misidentification of civil aircraft. The presence of a wide range of ground-to-ground and dedicated anti-aviation weaponry poses a HIGH risk to operations at all flight altitudes.
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 NOTAM AIP 1.4.5

United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

HAZARDOUS SITUATION IN SYRIA

POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION OVERFLYING FROM DEDICATED ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONRY.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTION UNDER THE AVIATION SECURITY ACT 1982, UK REGISTERED OPERATORS SO SERVED SHALL NOT ENTER THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE (INCLUDING DAMASCUS FIR) OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC.

UK OPERATORS NOT CURRENTLY SUBJECT TO DIRECTION UNDER THE AVIATION SECURITY ACT SHOULD CONTACT UK DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT 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 KICZ NOTAM A0025/18 and KICZ NOTAM A0009/18 and SFAR 114

KICZ A0025/18 NOTAM

SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLIGHT PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE DAMASCUS FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (OSTT)
14 CFR 91.1609 SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) NO. 114 PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE DAMASCUS FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (OSTT) WAS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 10 DEC 2018 AND WAS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT:

https://www.faa.gov/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/

SFC - UNL, 14 FEB 12:46 2018 UNTIL 30 DEC 23:59 2018. CREATED: 14 FEB 12:56 2018

KICZ A0009/18 - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR AIRSPACE IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO DAMASCUS FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (OSTT FIR)

THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING IN THE AIRSPACE WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE DAMASCUS FLIGHT INFORMATION ON (OSTT FIR) DUE TO HEIGHTENED MILITARY ACTIVITY IN OR AROUND SYRIA. THIS MILITARY ACTIVITY MIGHT INCLUDE GPS INTERFERENCE, COMMUNICATIONS JAMMING, AND POSSIBLE ERRANT LONG-RANGE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES ORIGINATING FROM SYRIAN TERRITORY, WITHIN THE OSTT FIR, AND STRAYING INTO ADJACENT AIRSPACE, THAT COULD POSE AN INADVERTENT RISK TO U.S. CIVIL AVIATION OPERATING IN THIS REGION. TITLE 14, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, SECTION 91.1609, SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION NO. 114— PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE DAMASCUS FIR REMAINS IN EFFECT.

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 OPERATE WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE OSTT FIR SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING UPDATING B450.

C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE ABOVE NAMED AREA DUE TO HEIGHTENED MILITARY ACTIVITY IN OR AROUND SYRIA AND THE POTENTIAL RISK TO U.S. CIVIL AVIATION IN THE REGION. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST REPORT ANY SAFETY/SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT ASH-AXE-CITE-WATCH [at] FAA [dot] GOV OR +1 202-267- 3333 or 1-844-412-1794.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT:

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

SFC – UNL; 14 APR 00:16 2018 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 14 APR 01:04 2018

 

SFAR 114

SUMMARY

This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT) by all: 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 where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action to be necessary to address a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations. This action also includes minor editorial changes to this Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.

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 Syria (OSTT FIR (DAMASCUS)).

Appendix 4

Source: Germany NOTAM B0589/19

B0589/19 (Issued for EDWW EDGG EDMM)
SECURITY SYRIA POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION - FIR DAMASCUS (OSTT)

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY PROHIBITS CIVIL GERMAN AIR OPERATORS TO PLAN AND CONDUCT FLIGHTS WITHIN FIR DAMASCUS (OSTT). POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION DUE TO A STATE OF WAR INCLUDING MILITARY OPERATIONS.

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/ KRISENMANAGEMENT.HTML).

04 JUL 15:36 2019 UNTIL 03 OCT 23:59 2019. CREATED: 04 JUL 15:36 2019

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