This CZIB is revised to extend the validity period, and to amend reference publications.
- AIC France Circular 03/19 issued 24 January 2019 (see Appendix 1).
- Saudi Arabia NOTAM W0438/18 issued 18 October 2018 (see Appendix 2).
Saudi Arabia airspace, Jeddah Flight Information Region (FIR OEJD).
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Source: AIC France Circular 03/19
From 10/05/2018 and until further notice, French air carriers are requested :
- To exercise caution during flight operations in the airspace of Saudi Arabia (FIR JEDDAH (OEJD)) and follow instructions given by the Saudi authorities providing air traffic services, particularly in the southwest of JEDDAH FIR (OEJD) in which SCATANA (Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Navigation Aids rules) may be activated by NOTAM from the Saudi authorities;
- Not to operate any flights to Abha (OEAB), Jazan (OEGN), Nejran (OENG), Sharurah (OESH), Wadi Al Dawasir (OEWD) and Bisha (OEBH) airports located in the southwest of JEDDAH FIR (OEJD) in which SCATANA (Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Navigation Aids rules) may be activated by NOTAM from the Saudi authorities. Such airports shall not be identified as alternate airports when planning flight operations.
From 10/05/2018 and until further notice, French air carriers are requested:
Source: Saudi Arabia W0438/18 NOTAM
Q) OEJD/QXXXX/IV/NBO/W /000/999/
A) OEJD B) 1810112328 C) PERM
E) DUE TO CONFLICT IN YEMEN BETWEEN LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT AND THE
HOUTHI MILITIA SUPPORTED BY IRANIAN REGIME SCATANA IS ACTIVATED IN
THE SOUTH PART OF JEDDAH FIR
FLYING RULES AND INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE ATS ROUTES ARE DESCRIBED
IN KSA AIP SUP AIRAC 05/2018 AND 07/2018 .
PILOTS SHALL KEEP LISTENING TO THE APPROPRIATE ATC FREQUENCIES AND
SHALL ADHERE STRICTLY TO ATC INSTRUCTIONS WHEN FLYING TO/FROM THE
SOUTHERN AIRPORTS DUE TO DEFENSE RESPONSES THAT MAY OCCUR.
IN ADDITION SAUDI ARABIA IS PUTTING IN PLACE MEASURES TO MITIGATE
RISK THAT MIGHT RESULT FROM LIMITED LONG-RANGE MISSILES AND UNMANNED
AIRCRAFT SYSTEM CAPABILITIES THAT MAY TARGET AIRPORTS WITHIN JEDDAH
OPERATORS MAY CONSIDER THIS INFORMATION WHEN CONDUCTING RISK