Iran Warnings – Sources
FSB Risk Level: Three – Caution
Iran is geographically involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq. In Oct 2015, several Russian missiles crossed the Tehran FIR and several busy international routes.
Reference: KICZ Notam A0019/16
Issued: September 9th, 2016, valid until: September 9th, 2017
Plain English: Exercise extreme caution below FL260
KICZ A0019/16 NOTAMN SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR TEHRAN (OIIX) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN FLYING IN THE TEHRAN (OIIX) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) DUE TO MILITARY ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONFLICTS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ. BEFORE OPERATING IN OR ADJACENT TO THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) CAREFULLY REVIEW CURRENT NOTAMS AND BE FAMILIAR WITH CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 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 IN THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS; COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND LETTERS OF END PART 1 OF 3. KICZ A0019/16 NOTAMN AUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING UPDATING B450. IRANIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITIES MAY ISSUE NOTAMS DESCRIBING REQUIRED PROCEDURES FOR ENTRY INTO THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX). ANY PERSON DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A PLANNING A FLIGHT THROUGH THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) SHOULD FILE A FLIGHT PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE AND CAREFULLY ADHERE TO THAT FLIGHT PLAN, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, AND TO ALL AIR TRAFFIC CLEARANCES WHILE IN THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX). THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAS ISSUED A TRAVEL WARNING FOR IRAN ADVISING, IN PART, THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CURRENTLY MAINTAIN DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR RELATIONS WITH THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, AND THAT THE SWISS GOVERNMENT, ACTING THROUGH ITS EMBASSY IN TEHRAN, SERVES AS THE PROTECTING POWER FOR U.S. INTERESTS IN IRAN. ANY U.S. OPERATOR MAKING AN UNANTICIPATED LANDING IN IRAN SHOULD CONTACT THE U.S. INTERESTS SECTION AT THE SWISS EMBASSY IN TEHRAN FOR ANY NEEDED ASSISTANCE AT TELEPHONE +98−21−2279-3912 OR +98−21−2279-3697. C. OPERATIONS. EEXERCISE CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS DUE TO MILITARY ACTIVITY IN THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) ASSOCIATED WITH THE END PART 2 OF 3. KICZ A0019/16 NOTAMN ONGOING CONFLICTS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333 OR 1-844-412-1794. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 9 SEP 2017. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/. SFC - UNL END PART 3 OF 3
Source: South Africa
Reference: FAJA Notam A1825/17
Issued: May 16, 2017, valid until: Permanent
Plain English: Exercise caution in Tehran FIR due to operations associated with Iraq/Syrian conflict.
A1825/17 (Issued for FAJA FACA FAJO) - TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ARMED CONFLICT SITUATION IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC, CAA DRAWS YOUR ATTN TO THE POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF SERIOUS RISK TO THE SAFETY OF INTL CIVIL FLT OPS IN PORTIONS OF THE BAGHDAD, DAMASCUS AND TEHRAN FIR'S. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL OPR TAKE ANY AVBL INFO INTO ACCOUNT IN THEIR RISK ASSESSMENTS AND ROUTING DECISIONS IF PLANNING TO FLY INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN OR OVER THE IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) , IRAQ, AND THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC AIRSPACES. 16 MAY 06:27 2017 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 16 MAY 06:27 2017
Source: Flight Service Bureau
Reference: Int Ops Notice 10/15
Issued: Oct 13th, 2015, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: On 06 OCT 15 the Russian military launched 26 Kalibr-class cruise missiles from 4 ships in the Caspian Sea at targets in Syria. These missiles were
routed through the airspace of Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria, causing concern as to the safety of international air traffic crossing the missiles trajectory. Full notice.