Inventory of Transport Canada alerts for Canadian airlines flying near or over foreign conflict zones.

Inventory of Transport Canada alerts for Canadian airlines flying near or over foreign conflict zones.

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Iran – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised not to fly over Iran.

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Iran (Tehran FIR (OIIX)), due to the potential risk from heightened military activity and dedicated anti-aviation weaponry in Iran.

Issued: 10 Jan 2020

Iraq – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised not to fly over Iraq.

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Iraq (Baghdad FIR (ORBB)), due to the potential risk from military activity and anti-aviation weaponry in Iraq.

Issued: 10 Jan 2020, revised 13 Mar 2020

Libya – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised not to fly over Libya.

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Libya (Tripoli FIR (HLLL)), due to the hazardous situation created by the expanding conflict in Libya.

Issued: 18 Feb 2020

North Korea – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised to use extreme caution when flying over North Korea.

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised to exercise extreme caution in the airspace of North Korea (FIR Pyongyang (ZKKP)), due to the potential risk to aviation from ballistic missile launches without prior notice.

Issued: 9 Feb 2021

Saudi Arabia – NOTAMs F0581, G0233 and H0632 – Canadian airlines are advised to use great caution when flying over Saudi Arabia, and not to enter certain areas of the country.

NOTAM text: Airspace security warning issued by the Department of Transport in response to the hazardous security situation in Saudi Arabia. Potential risk from ongoing military activity in Saudi Arabia. Canadian Air operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised to exercise great caution in the Jeddah FIR (OEJD), and not to enter the southwest area of the FIR.

Issued: 11 Mar 2021

Somalia – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised to fly at least 26,000 feet above sea level when flying over Somalia.

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada advised to maintain a flight level equal to or above FL260 within Somali airspace (Mogadishu FIR (HCSM)), due to the presence of terrorist organizations with confirmed anti-aviation weaponry and the presence of ongoing military operations in Somalia.

Issued: 9 Feb 2021

Syria – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised not to fly over Syria, and to use caution when flying over neighboring countries.

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Syria (Damascus FIR (OSTT)), and to exercise caution when operating in the airspace within 200 NM of the Damascus FIR (OSTT), due to the potential risk from heightened military activity and dedicated anti-aviation weaponry in or around Syria.

Issued: 9 Feb 2020

Ukraine – NOTAMs F0743, G0345 and H0896 – Canadian airlines are advised to use great caution when flying over Ukraine, and not to enter certain areas of the country.

NOTAM text: Airspace security warning issued by the Department of Transport in response to the volatile security situation in Ukraine. Potential risk from heightened military activity and dedicated anti-aviation weaponry in the Crimean Peninsula, and threat posed by miscalculation and miscommunication. Air operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the Simferopol (UKFV) and Dnipropetrovsk (UKDV) FIRs and to exercise great caution in the Kiev (UKBV), Odesa (UKOV) and L’viv (UKLV) firs.

Issued: 31 Mar 2021

Yemen – Aeronautical Information Circular 7/21 – Canadian airlines are advised not to fly over certain areas of Yemen

AIC text: Canadian Air Operators and owners of aircraft registered in Canada are advised not to enter the airspace of Yemen (Sana’a FIR (OYSC)) northwest of the line created by the waypoints PAKER-ORBAT-NORMA on jet route UT702, due to potential risks from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry and Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems operations.

Issued: 9 Feb 2021