Airspace of North Korea – Pyongyang Flight Information Region

CZIB-2017-06R2
Status: 
Withdrawn
Issued date: 
25/04/2018
Revision: 

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

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom NOTAM V0012/17 issued 23 August 2017 (see Appendix 1 of this CZIB).
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ A0023/17 issued 03 November 2017 (see Appendix 2).
  • AIC France Circular A06/18 issued 08 February 2018 (see Appendix 3).
  • Germany NOTAM EDWW B1606/18 issued 13 April 2017 (see Appendix 4).
Affected Airspace: 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) airspace, Pyongyang FIR (ZKKP), any altitude.

Applicability: 
Applies to operators
Description: 
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). 

Appendix 1

Source: United Kingdom NOTAM V0012/17

United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

There is a risk to aircraft overflying ZKKP/Pyongyang FIR, and the Sea of Japan.

EGTT LONDON ATCC V0012/17 (Issued for EGTT EGPX EGGX) - ADDITION OF NORTH KOREA TO AIRSPACE WARNINGS HAZARDOUS SITUATION IN NORTH KOREA POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION OVERFLYING THE TERRITORY OF NORTH KOREA, THE PYONGYANG FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION AND THE SEA OF JAPAN (DEFINED FOR THIS PURPOSE AS THE AREA LYING BETWEEN 1280000E AND 1400000E DEGREES OF LONGITUDE) DUE TO CONTINUING BUT UNANNOUNCED TESTING OF A RANGE OF SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSLES. OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE THIS INFORMATION INTO ACCOUNT IN THEIR OWN RISK ASSESSMENTS AND ROUTEING DECISIONS.

CONTACT UK DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT (+44) (0)20 7944 4426 OR (+44) (0)207 944 5999 OUT OF HOURS. ENR 1.1 GENERAL RULES REFERS. SFC - UNL, 23 AUG 14:19 2017 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 23 AUG 14:20 2017

Appendix 2

Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ NOTAM A0023/17

KICZ A0023/17 - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLIGHT PROHIBITION FOR NORTH KOREA PYONGYANG (ZKKP) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION

DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS SITUATION CREATED BY NORTH KOREAN MILITARY CAPABILITIES AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING UNANNOUNCED NORTH KOREAN MISSILE LAUNCHES AND AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS SYSTEMS, ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE PYONGYANG (ZKKP) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) BY THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE PROHIBITED. THIS NOTAM EXPANDS THE FAA’S FLIGHT PROHIBITION TO INCLUDE ALL OPERATIONS IN THE PYONGYANG (ZKKP) FIR EAST OF 132 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE, WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED UNDER SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION NO. 79.

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 FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE PYONGYANG (ZKKP) FIR 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 OF 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).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/

SFC - UNL 3 NOV 13:29 2017 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 3 NOV 13:38 2017 

Appendix 3

Source: AIC France Circular A06/18

Do not enter the ZKKP/Pyongyang FIR.

From 10/08/2017 and until further notice, French carriers are requested not to authorize their aircraft to penetrate into the airspace of North Korea (ZKKP FIR (PYONGYANG)) 

Appendix 4

Source: Germany NOTAM B0760/18

Do not enter the ZKKP/Pyongyang FIR due unannounced missile launches

B0760/18 (Issued for EDWW EDGG EDMM) - SECURITY - NORTH KOREA... POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION - FIR PYONGYANG (ZKKP)

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ADVISES GERMAN OPERATORS NOT TO PLAN AND CONDUCT FLIGHTS WITHIN FIR PYONGYANG (ZKKP) INCLUDING TAKE OFF AND LANDINGS AT ALL AIRPORTS. POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION FROM DEDICATED GROUND TO GROUND BALLISTIC WEAPONRY TEST FIRINGS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

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.

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