Airspace of South Sudan

CZIB-2018-03R3
Status: 
Active
Issued date: 
01/10/2019
Revision: 

This CZIB is revised to extend the validity period of CZIB-2018-03R2, and to amend reference publications.

 

Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued  31 January 2019 (see Appendix 1).
  • AIC France Circular 03/19 issued 24 January 2019 (see Appendix 2).
  • Germany NOTAM B0873/19 issued 29 September 2019 (see Appendix 3).
Affected Airspace: 

South Sudan airspace, below Flight Level (FL) 250. 

Applicability: 
Applies to operators
Description: 
Ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan between the government and rebel forces is taking place, with consequent risk to flight operations safety deriving from possible use of small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-aircraft fire, and shoulder-fired MANPADS (man-portable air-defence systems).

Due to the ongoing conflict it the region, the airspace is assessed to pose a HIGH risk to operations at altitudes below FL 250.

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).

Valid until: 
30/03/2020

Appendix 1

Source: United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1

United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

Hazardous Situation within or over the territory and airspace of South Sudan

Potential risk to aviation overflying this area at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.

Operators are strongly advised to take this potential risk into account in their risk assessments and routing decisions.

Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 4426 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.

 

Appendix 2

Source: AIC France Circular 03/19

From 24/01/2019 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 part of the KHARTOUM FIR (HSSS) above South Sudan.

Appendix 3

Source: Germany NOTAM B0873/19

 

B0873/19 (Issued for EDWW EDGG EDMM)
SECURITY SOUTH SUDAN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION FIR KHARTOUM (HSSS):

POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION WITHIN THE POLITICAL BORDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN OVERFLYING FIR KHARTOUM (HSSS) BELOW FL260 INCLUDING LANDING, TAXIING, PARKING AND TAKE OFF AT ALL AIRPORTS FROM DEDICATED ANTI AVIATION AND GROUND TO GROUND WEAPONRY. 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.

29 SEP 00:00 2019 UNTIL 26 DEC 23:59 2019. CREATED: 23 SEP 14:01 2019

 

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