Japan

Risk Level: Three - Caution

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In August 2017 it became apparent that North Korea missiles were landing with regularity in the Sea of Japan. In 2018, after North Korea's change in stance on Missile testing, coupled with a warmer relationship with the US, previously issued warnings started to be removed. The lsat such warning, US Notam A0010/18 expired on May 27, 2019, and has not been renewed.

Current warnings list :

Source Reference Issued Valid to
USA Notam KICZ A0010/18 27 May 2018 27 May 2019
Source: USA
Issued: 27-May-18, valid until: 27 May 2019
Plain English: There is risk to aircraft flying in the RJJJ/Fukuoka FIR, and over The Sea of Japan.
A0022/17
SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR THE SEA OF JAPAN AND FUKUOKA (RJJJ) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR)

THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A (APPLICABILITY) ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN FLYING OVER THE SEA OF JAPAN AND/OR IN THE FUKUOKA (RJJJ) FIR DUE TO NORTH KOREAS UNANNOUNCED BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCHES.

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 (APPLICABILITY) WHO INTEND TO OPERATE OVER THE SEA OF JAPAN AND/OR IN THE FUKUOKA (RJJJ) FIR ARE ADVISED TO REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS AND TO CONSIDER THAT INFORMATION IN THEIR RISK ASSESSMENTS AND FLIGHT PLANNING DECISIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ROUTING AND DIVERSION FUEL PLANNING. REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS RELATED TO THIS NOTAM TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333 OR +1 202-267-3203.

THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 30 SEP 2018. BACKGROUND INFORMATION REGARDING THE HAZARDS TO U.S. CIVIL AVIATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS NOTAM IS AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/. SFC - UNL 14 SEP 20:15 2017 UNTIL 27 MAY 23:59 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 14 SEP 20:20 2017