Egypt Warnings – Sources
FSB Risk Level: Two – Assessed Risk
Since the Arab Spring, Egypt’s stability and security situation as a state has declined. In February 2017 an an SA-7 anti-aircraft missile tube was found less than a mile from Cairo’s international airport. GPS jamming at HECA/Cairo is an ongoing issue. High threat from terrorism in Egypt. Further attacks are likely. Not recommended as a tech stop.19 May 2016 EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared over the Mediterranean, cause unknown. In October 2015 a Russian A321 was brought down over the Sinai peninsula by a bomb loaded at HESH/Sharm El Sheikh. In the aftermath, it was initially feared that a missile had caused the crash. Multiple warnings still in place from that fear.
Reference: Notam B1691/17
Issued: November 30, 2017, valid until: February 28, 2018,
Plain English: Entire Sinai Peninsula presents a risk below FL260, as do landings at HEAR/El Arish, HEGR/El Gora, HETB/Taba, HESC/St. Catherine, HESH/Sharm-el-Sheikh.
B1691/17 (Issued for EDWW EDGG EDMM) - SECURITY - EGYPT - POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION - FIR CAIRO (HECC,SINAI PENINSULA) CONTENT: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ADVISES GERMAN OPERATORS NOT TO PLAN AND CONDUCT FLIGHTS BELOW FL260 DUE TO HAZARDOUS SITUATION WITHIN FIR CAIRO (HECC,SINAI PENINSULA): POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION OVERFLYING THIS AREA BELOW FL260 AND TAKE OFF / LANDING AT HEAR, HEGR, HETB, HESC, HESH WITHIN FIR HECC FROM DEDICATED ANTI-AVIATION WEAPONRY. 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. 30 NOV 06:58 2017 UNTIL 28 FEB 23:59 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED:30 NOV 06:58 2017
Reference: KICZ Notam A0008/17
Issued: March 30th, 2017, valid until: March 30th, 2018,
Plain English: Avoid overflying the Sinai Peninsula below FL260 and if planning to do so provide 3 days notice to the FAA.
KICZ A0008/17 - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR EGYPT SINAI PENINSULA THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW SHOULD AVOID FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN OR OVER THE SINAI PENINSULA IN THE CAIRO FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (HECC) AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL260 WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LATERAL LIMITS: 311855N 0321900E TO 294443N 0322815E TO 281650N 0331928E TO 272900N 0341900E TO 292920N 0345500E THEN ALONG THE EGYPT/ISRAEL BORDER TO 311800N 0341300E TO 311855N 0321900E. 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; COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING UPDATING B450; AND PROVIDE AT LEAST 72 HOURS ADVANCE NOTICE OF PLANNED FLIGHTS TO THE FAA AT AEO-CITEWATCH@FAA.GOV WITH SPECIFIC FLIGHT DETAILS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE. C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS DUE TO THE RISK FROM POTENTIAL EXTREMIST/MILITANT ATTACKS INVOLVING ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS, INCLUDING MAN-PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS (MANPADS), ANTI-TANK MISSILES, SMALLARMS FIRE, AND INDIRECT FIRE FROM MORTARS AND ROCKETS TARGETING AIRCRAFT AND SINAI AIRPORTS. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333 or 1 202-267-3203. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 30 MARCH 2018. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/ SFC-FL259; 30 MAR 11:18 2017 UNTIL 30 MAR 23:59 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 30 MAR 11:25 2017
Reference: AIP ENR 1.1
Issued: Sep 14, 2017, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Risk to aircraft overflying Egypt’s Northern Sinai region at less than 25,000 feet.
Hazardous Situation in Egypt Potential risk to aviation overflying Egyptian airspace in Northern Sinai Governate within the area bounded by 311400N 0322200E - 294000N 0324000E - 293000N 0345400E - 312000N 0341200E - 311400N 0322200E (Cairo FIR, Sinai Peninsula) at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry. Operators are strongly advised to avoid operating at less than 25,000 ft agl in this airspace. Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 4426 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.
Reference: Notam A0318/17
Issued: September 14, 2017, valid until: February 28, 2018,
Plain English: Do not plan RNAV approaches at Cairo.
A0318/17 - DUE TO GPS JAMMING WI RADIUS 10NM CENTRE CAIRO ARP 300641N0312450E,RNAV (GNSS) APCH SHOULD NOT BE PLANNED AT CAIRO INTL AP. 14 SEP 08:20 2017 UNTIL 28 FEB 10:00 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 14 SEP 08:21 2017