Moldova

Risk Level: Two - Danger exists

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There is an ongoing active conflict in Ukraine between Russian and Ukrainian forces. Ukraine closed its entire airspace to all civil traffic on Feb 24. Russia and Belarus have closed large sections of their own airspace near to their FIR boundaries with Ukraine. Moldova initially closed all their airspace too, but have now opened a section on their western border with the LRBB/Bucharesti FIR for flights to LUKK/Chisinau airport.

The primary risk is an unintended targeting of civil aircraft by military near the Moldova-Ukraine border, including misidentification (as with MAS17, UIA752), or confusion.

Read: OPSGROUP article: Ukraine and Russia Update March 2022

Current warnings list :

Source Reference Issued Valid to
France Notam LFFF F1291/22 16 Aug 2022 18 Nov 2022
Moldova AIP SUP 12/22 03 Aug 2022 06 Oct 2022
Canada AIC 16/22 24 Feb 2022 Ongoing
Source: France
Issued: 16-Aug-22, valid until: 18 Nov 2022
Plain English: French operators should not enter the airspace of Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova; should also not enter the airspace of Russia within 200nm of the FIR boundaries with Ukraine.
MILITARY INVASION OF UKRAINE BY RUSSIAN FEDERATION POSES A HIGH RISK FOR CIVIL FLIGHTS OPERATING AT ALL ALTITUDES AND FLIGHT LEVELS. AIR CARRIERS AND CAPTAINS OF ACFT IN CHARGE OF AIR SERVICE MANAGED BY CARRIERS HOLDERS OF OPERATING LICENCE ISSUED BY FRANCE, WHETHER THEY ARE CONTRACTUAL CARRIERS AND/OR DE FACTO CARRIERS, OR PERFORMING AIR SERVICE WITH COMMERCIAL CHARTER AGREEMENT OR WITH CODE SHARING AND TO ALL FLIGHT PERFORMED WITH FRENCH ACFT REGISTRATION ARE REQUESTED TO :
- NOT ENTER FIR LVIV (UKLV), FIR KYIV (UKBV), FIR DNIPROPETROVSK (UKDV), FIR SIMFEROPOL (UKFV), FIR ODESA (UKOV), FIR MINSK (UMMV) AND FIR CHISINAU (LUUU)
- NOT ENTER WITHIN 200 NM OF THE UKRAINIAN BORDER INTO THE FIR MOSCOW (UUWV) AND ROSTOV-NA-DONU (URRV)
- EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CONDUCTING FLIGHTS BEYOND 200 NM OF THE UKRAINIAN BORDER IN FIR MOSCOW (UUWV) AND FIR ROSTOV-NA-DONU (URRV).
THIS NOTAM SUPERSEDES THE RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING UKRAINE ISSUED IN AIC 10/22.
16 AUG 06:38 2022 UNTIL 17 NOV 23:59 2022. CREATED: 16 AUG 06:43 2022
Source: Moldova
Reference: AIP SUP 12/22
Issued: 03-Aug-22, valid until: 06 Oct 2022
Plain English: Moldovan airspace (the LUUU/Chisinau FIR) was closed on Feb 24 due to the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. But there is a section of airspace along the western border with the LRBB/Bucharesti FIR that is open for flights to LUKK/Chisinau airport. There's also a new simplified procedure for applying for a permit which can be found here.
Download AIP SUP 12/22 here.
Source: Canada
Reference: AIC 16/22
Issued: 24-Feb-22, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Canadian operators are prohibited from the airspace of Moldova.
Level 3 (prohibition)
SECURITY – HAZARDOUS SITUATION IN MOLDOVA. Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are prohibited to enter FIR Chisinau (LUUU), in the airspace of Moldova. Potential risk from anti-aviation weaponry and military operations