This CZIB is revised to extend the validity period of CZIB-2017-08R3, and to amend reference publications.
- United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued 31 January 2019 (see Appendix 1).
- United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ A0032/19 issued 24 December 2019 and FAA Background Information issued 23 December 2018 (see Appendix 2).
- AIC France Circular 03/19 issued 24 January 2019 (see Appendix 3).
- Germany NOTAM B0003/20 issued 02 January 2020 (see Appendix 4).
Afghanistan airspace, Kabul Flight Information Region (FIR OAKX).
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).
Hazardous Situation in Afghanistan Potential risk to aviation overflying Kabul FIR at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.
Operators are advised to take this potential risk into account in their risk assessments and routing decisions.
Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 4426or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.
Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ A0032/19
KICZ A0032/19 - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR THE KABUL
FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (OAKX) THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE KABUL FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (OAKX) AND OPERATE ONLY ON ESTABLISHED AIR ROUTES AND AT ALTITUDES AT OR ABOVE FL330 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE. SUCH PERSONS SHOULD ALSO MINIMIZE GROUND TIME IN AFGHANISTAN TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE.
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 FLY INTO, OUT OF,
WITHIN, OR OVER THE ABOVE-NAMED AREA MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT
INFORMATION AND NOTAMS AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, OPERATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING
C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS. DUE TO ONGOING
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND EXTREMIST/MILITANT ACTIVITY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE,
OPERATE ONLY ON ESTABLISHED AIR ROUTES, AVOID OPERATING AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL330, AND
MINIMIZE GROUND TIME IN AFGHANISTAN. WHILE OPERATING AT LOW ALTITUDES, INCLUDING
DURING THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE PHASES OF FLIGHT, AIRCRAFT ARE PRIMARILY AT RISK OF
ENCOUNTERING SMALL-ARMS FIRE, ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADES, AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE. U.S.
AND AFGHAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT AND GOVERNMENT-CONTRACTED CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT
LOW ALTITUDES HAVE ENCOUNTERED A MULTITUDE OF ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE INCIDENTS. THERE IS
ALSO A RISK FROM SHOULDER-FIRED MAN-PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS (MANPADS) WHEN
OPERATING AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL330.
THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS
TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333.
THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 31 DEC 2020. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT:
SFC – FL329; 24 DEC 14:00 2019 UNTIL 31 DEC 23:59 2020 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 24 DEC 13:19 2019
Source: AIC France Circular 03/19
From 17/01/2015 and until further notice, French carriers are requested to ensure that their aircraft maintain at all times a flight level equal to or above FL240 in the airspace of Afghanistan (OAKX FIR (KABUL)).
B0003/20 (Issued for EDGG EDMM EDWW)
SECURITY AFGHANISTAN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION FIR KABUL (OAKX)
POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION WITHIN FIR KABUL (OAKX) BELOW FL330 INCLUDING LANDING, TAXIING, PARKING AND TAKE OFF AT ALL AIRPORTS FROM DEDICATED ANTI-AVIATION WEAPONRY AND FROM BEING SUBJECT TO COLLATERAL DAMAGE DUE TO ATTACKS ON NON-CIVILIAN TARGETS AT ALL AIRPORTS WITHIN FIR KABUL (OAKX). 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.
02 JAN 13:47 2020 UNTIL 01 APR 23:59 2020. CREATED: 02 JAN 13:48 2020