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Airspace of Egypt, North Sinai Governorate

Issued date
  • 29/04/2022 - The CZIB was revised and the validity period was extended
  • 16/06/2022 - Germany issued AIC 14/22 superseding AIC 08/22 
  • 16/06/2022 - UK issued AIP Amendment 08/22 (effective date 11 August 2022)
  • 30/06/2022 - The CZIB applicability was limited to North Sinai Governorate and validity was extended until 31.10.2022
  • 21/04/2022 - Germany (LBA) issued AIC 17/22 superseding AIC 14/22
  • 06/10/2022 - Germany (LBA) issued AIC 20/22 superseding AIC 17/22
  • 31/10/2022 - The validity of the CZIB was extended for six months until 30 April 2023. No additional changes in relation to the content were introduced.


Referenced publication(s):

  • United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 issued 16 June 2022 (see Appendix 1)
  • German AIC 17/22 issued 11 August 2022 (see Appendix 2)
Affected Airspace

Egypt airspace, Cairo Flight Information Region (FIR HECC), North Sinai Governorate

Applies to operators

The Agency draws the attention of the aviation community to the above referenced information, copies of which are attached to this CZIB. This CZIB is issued on the basis of information available to EU Member States and EU institutions. Due to the hazardous situation, it is assessed that the risk of operation and overflight over North Sinai Governorate below FL250 is HIGH.


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

Appendix 1

Source: United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 Section 1.4

Security - Hazardous Situation in Egypt
UK registered air operators are recommended not to enter FIR CAIRO (HECC) within the northern part of Sinai Peninsula bounded by 311400N 0322200E - 294000N 0324000E - 293000N 0345400E - 312000N 0341200E - 311400N 0322200E below 25,000 FT above ground level (AGL). Potential risk from anti-aircraft weaponry. Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-082 6639 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.


Appendix 2

Source: German AIC 20/22 issued on 6 October 2022

Civil German air operators are recommended not to enter FIR CAIRO (HECC) within the northern part of Sinai Peninsula between 311800N 322000E and 293000N 324000E EAST to FIR CAIRO boundary below FL260. Potential risk from anti-aviation and ground to ground weaponry.


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