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Thursday, July 17, 2014

FAA FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON US AIRCRAFT OVER UKRAINE / CRIMEA

Following the crash of Malaysian Air Flight 17, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reported that US air carriers have voluntarily agreed not operate in the airspace near the Russian-Ukraine border. The FAA is monitoring the situation to determine whether further guidance is necessary.
On April 3, the FAA issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice in the airspace over the Crimean region of Ukraine, and portions adjacent to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The NOTAM does not currently cover the airspace where Malaysian Air flight 17 crashed.

FDC NOTAM 4/7667 (A0012/14) - AIRSPACE ...SPECIAL NOTICE... UKRAINE
SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) NO. 113, PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR), AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.

A. APPLICABILITY.

THIS SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:


1) ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS AND U.S. COMMERCIAL OPERATORS;
2) 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
3) ALL OPERATORS OF U.S. REGISTERED CIVIL AIRCRAFT, EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER.


B. FLIGHT PROHIBITION.

EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPHS C. AND D., NO PERSON DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A. MAY CONDUCT FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE PORTION OF THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FIR WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LATERAL LIMITS:


454500N 0345800E-460900N 0360000E-460000N 0370000E-452700N 0364100E-452242N 0364100E-451824N 0363524E-451442N 0363542E-451218N 0363200E-450418N 0363418E-445600N 0363700E-443100N 0364000E-424400N 0361600E-424700N 0340000E-424800N 0304500E-434100N 0303200E-441500N 0302400E-444600N 0300900E-455400N 0322500E-454900N 0324700E-455400N 0330600E-455600N 0332700E-455900N 0332900E-THEN ALONG THE CRIMEA BORDER TO 454500N 0345800E.

C. PERMITTED OPERATIONS.

THIS SFAR DOES NOT PROHIBIT PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A. FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE PORTION OF THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FIR DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH B., PROVIDED THAT SUCH FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE CONDUCTED UNDER A CONTRACT, GRANT OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH A DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, OR INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE FAA, OR UNDER AN EXEMPTION ISSUED BY THE FAA. THE FAA WILL PROCESS REQUESTS FOR APPROVAL OR EXEMPTION IN A TIMELY MANNER, WITH AN ORDER OF PREFERENCE BEING: FIRST, FOR THOSE OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF U.S. GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES; SECOND, FOR THOSE OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY WITH THE SUPPORT OF A U.S. GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, OR INSTRUMENTALITY; AND THIRD, FOR ALL OTHER OPERATIONS.


D. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

IN AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE DECISION AND ACTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT IN COMMAND OF AN AIRCRAFT MAY DEVIATE FROM THIS SFAR TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THAT EMERGENCY. EXCEPT FOR U.S. AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF 14 CFR PARTS 119, 121, 125, OR 135, EACH PERSON WHO DEVIATES FROM THIS SFAR MUST, WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE DEVIATION, EXCLUDING SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, AND FEDERAL HOLIDAYS, SUBMIT TO THE NEAREST FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICE (FSDO) A COMPLETE REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN THE DEVIATION, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE DEVIATION AND THE REASONS FOR IT.


E. EXPIRATION.

THIS SFAR WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 27 APR 2015. THE FAA MAY AMEND, RESCIND, OR EXTEND THIS SFAR AS NECESSARY.


F. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED IN SFAR 113).

U.S. OPERATORS AND AIRMEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR TRANSITING LVOV (UKLV), KYIV(UKBV), DNEPROPETROVSK (UKDV), AND ODESSA (UKOV) FIRS, AS WELL AS AIRSPACE IN THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FIR THAT IS OUTSIDE THE LATERAL LIMITS OF SFAR 113 AIRSPACE DESCRIBED ABOVE, MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS; COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING UPDATING B450; AND EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO THE CONTINUING POTENTIAL FOR INSTABILITY. 


U.S. OPERATORS MUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333.

23 APR 22:30 2014 UNTIL 1504270001. CREATED: 23 APR 22:16 2014