Syria 27 Nov
Updated US FAA Notam, guidance remains the same: US operators are prohibited from entering the OSTT/Damascus FIR.
Syria 27 Nov
Updated US SFAR, advice remains the same: US operators are prohibited from entering the OSTT/Damascus FIR.
Western Sahara 25 Nov
New airspace warning for Western Sahara issued by the GCCC/Canarias FIR. Aircraft on three major airways (UY601, UN728 and UT975) should avoid flying below FL200 due to a risk of anti-aircraft fire from ground conflict.
Egypt 11 Nov
Updated German Notam, advice remains the same: Entire Sinai Peninsula presents a risk below FL260 for overflights and landings, with a particular focus on the northern part.
Yemen 11 Nov
German Notam updated, advice remains the same: German operators are prohibited from operating on airways over the Yemen landmass within the OYSC/Sanaa FIR.
Somalia 26 Oct
German Notam updated, advice remains the same: Do not operate to airports in Somalia, and do not overfly the airspace below FL260 except for UR401.
Iraq 26 Oct
Germany Notam updated, advice remains the same: overflights should be at FL260 or above.
Iran 26 Oct
Germany Notam updated, advice remain the same: exercise caution in the Tehran FIR due to risk posed by anti-aircraft weaponry.
Saudi Arabia 26 Oct
German Notam updated, advice remains the same: Potential risk to overflying or landing anywhere in Saudi Arabia, but particularly along the border with Yemen in the southwest part of the OEJD/Jeddah FIR.
Ukraine 23 Oct
Updated French AIC, adding two airways to the list of permitted routes for overflights (M435 and M861). Overflights of the UKFV and UKDV FIRs in the east of the country should only be planned over six Black Sea airways: M854, M856, M860, L851, M435, and M861
Ukraine 19 Oct
Updated US SFAR: the ban on US operators overflying the eastern part of the UKDV/Dnipropetrovsk FIR is extended for another year, but restrictions have now been completely lifted on overflights of the UKFV/Simferopol FIR.
Iraq 16 Oct
Updated US SFAR: US operators are prohibited from overflying the Baghdad FIR below FL320. However, the long running FAA Notam (KICZ A0036/20) which completely bans traffic at all levels still stands.
Azerbaijan 05 Oct
New Azerbaijan Notam: Caution advised in the UBBA/Baku FIR due to the spillover of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Specific warning of threat posed by long-range missiles, which they claim Armenia has used to target locations throughout Azerbaijan.
Armenia 04 Oct
New Armenia Notam: Caution advised in the border region between Azerbaijan and Armenia due to ongoing conflict.
Afghanistan 24 Sep
German Notam updated, advice remains the same: overflights should be at FL330 or above.
Mali 17 Sep
Updated German Notam, guidance remains the same: Avoid GATB, GAGO, GAMB and GAKL airports; overflights should be at FL260 or above.
South Sudan 17 Sep
Updated German Notam, advice remains the same: Overflights should be at FL260 or above.
Libya 14 Sep
Updated German Notam, guidance remains the same: operators are prohibited from overflying Libyan airspace. Do not enter any part of the HLLL/Tripoli FIR at any flight level.
North Korea 09 Sep
Updated German Notam, advice remains unchanged: there is a potential risk to overflights of North Korean airspace (ZKKP FIR) due to launching of test missiles without prior notice.
Mali 20 Aug
Country Summary updated: Bamako Airport has reopened following last week’s military coup which overthrew the government, overflights remain unaffected.
United Arab Emirates 23 Jul
Updated UAE Notam, warning remains the same: risk from Houthi weapons in Yemen targeting UAE territory
Azerbaijan 23 Jul
New French AIC: Operators should not overfly the UBBA/Baku FIR west of 47’20 East longitude (i.e. the border region with Armenia), except for certain airways in the far north at FL340 or above.
Armenia 23 Jul
New French AIC: Operators should not overfly Armenia east of 44’45 East longitude (essentially everywhere in the east of the country along the border with Azerbaijan).
Azerbaijan 17 Jul
New German Notam: caution advised in the UBBA/Baku FIR due to escalation in military ops along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan including anti-aircraft weaponry.
Syria 29 Jun
German Notam updated, guidance remains the same: Flights are prohibited in Syrian airspace.
Somalia 31 May
Country summary updated to include the shoot-down of an Embraer EMB-120 while on approach to Bardale.
Iraq 12 Mar
Iraq country summary updated to reflect the new airspace ban issued by the US FAA on Mar 12
Sudan 15 Jan
Country summary updated to include the temporary closure of HSSS/Khartoum on 14 Jan 2020 following armed clashes near the airport.
Iran 10 Jan
Following the shoot-down of Ukraine Int Airlines flight 752 in Tehran on Jan 8, multiple countries have issued airspace bans on Iran, and most airlines are now avoiding the entire Tehran FIR. This means that for aircraft operators, the Tehran FIR should be a no-fly area.
Libya 25 Nov
In Nov 2019, militia advancing on the capital, Tripoli, declared a no-fly-zone around the city, and there is now a very real chance that they will shoot-down civil aircraft attempting to fly to HLLM/Tripoli Mitiga airport.
Venezuela 16 May
Ongoing political and social crisis in Venezuela. On 1st May 2019, the US FAA issued a new “Do Not Fly” instruction to US operators, barring all operations into or over Venezuela, unless operating at or above FL260, and giving a window of 48 hours to leave the country.
United Arab Emirates 15 Apr
Summary updated to reflect latest threat made by Houthi rebels in Yemen to target UAE.