Somalia Warnings – Sources
FSB Risk Level: Two – Assessed Risk
Despite the ongoing conflict in Somalia the risk level is determined to be Assessed, the threats to aviation only exist below specified levels. However, our recommendation is to avoid the airspace entirely. The situation on the ground is highly unstable and there is an inherent risk to civilians and aircraft. The central government has little control of the major cities and ports, with ongoing attacks from extremist militants targeting civilians. The advice from our information sources is all similar “do not operate below a minimum of FL240 in the airspace of Somalia”. (Note UR401 SIHIL-AXINA is excluded from this by one authority) “There is a high risk to overflying aircraft from anti aviation weaponry”.
Reference: SFAR 107
Issued: Dec 13, 2017, valid until: Jan 07, 2020
Plain English: SFAR 107 prohibits US airmen from operating below FL260 in the airspace of Somalia.
SFAR 107 Somalia (Pointer Notam to SFAR 107) A0027/17 - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLIGHT PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF SOMALIA 14 CFR 91.1613 SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) NO. 107 PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF SOMALIA WAS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 13 DEC 2017 AND WAS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTPS://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/. SFC - FL259, 13 DEC 14:10 2017 UNTIL 07 JAN 23:59 2020. CREATED: 13 DEC 14:14 2017
Reference: Notam B0260/18
Issued: Feb 23, 2018, valid until: May 08, 2018
Plain English: Minimum FL260 in HCSM FIR, except for UR401.
B0260/18 (Issued for EDWW EDGG EDMM) - SECURITY ...SOMALIA ... POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION - FIR MOGADISHU (HCSM) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ADVISES GERMAN OPERATORS NOT TO PLAN AND CONDUCT FLIGHTS WITHIN FIR MOGADISHU (HCSM) BELOW FL260 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AIRWAY UR401 BETWEEN WAYPOINTS SUHIL AND AXINA INCLUDING TAKE OFF AND LANDINGS AT ALL AIRPORTS DUE TO POTENTIAL RISK TO AVIATION FROM DEDICATED ANTI-AVIATION AND GROUND-TO-GROUND WEAPONRY AND ARMED CONFLICTS AFFECTING THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF THE AIRSPACE. 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. 23 FEB 15:58 2018 UNTIL 08 MAY 23:59 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 23 FEB 15:58 2018
Reference: AIP ENR 1.1
Issued: SEP 14, 2017, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Avoid flight below 25,000′ in HCSM FIR.
Hazardous Situation in Somalia Potential risk to aviation overflying Somalia (Mogadishu FIR - HCSM) at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated antiaircraft weaponry. Operators are advised to avoid operating at less than 25,000 ft agl in Somalia (Mogadishu FIR - HCSM). Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 4426 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.
Reference: AIC 06/18
Issued: Feb 08, 2018, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Minimum FL240 in HCSM FIR,
Somalia From 15/10/2015 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 airspace of Somalia (HCSM FIR (MOGADISHU))
Reference: Notam A0035/18
Issued: Apr 13, 2018, valid until: Jul 13, 2018
Plain English: Armed conflict presents a safety and security risk to aircraft operating to HCMM/Mogadishu Airport
A0035/18 - OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CTN AND FULLY ASSES THE POTENTIAL RISKS TO FLIGHT SEFATY AND SECURITY WHEN PLANING OR CONDUCTING OPS INTO MOGADISHU AIRPORT DUE TO LACK OF INFORMATION ON ARMED CONFLICTS. 13 APR 09:30 2018 UNTIL 13 JUL 09:30 2018 ESTIMATED.