March 10, 2022

The FAA has revised its previously published NOTAM and regulatory orders blocking Russian aircraft from U.S. airspace.

The new NOTAM revises those prohibited from “a person who is a citizen of the Russian Federation” to “a Russian person or entity identified by the International Trade Administration’s consolidating screening list.”

NOTAM 2/2415, issued March 10, narrows the scope of air operations affecting Russian persons or entities.

“We’re pleased to see the FAA issue this revised NOTAM,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s senior vice president for safety, security, sustainability and international affairs. “Several on-demand charter operators contacted NBAA seeking clarity which we then conveyed to government officials. This clarity will greatly assist with compliance.”

The FAA’s notice applies to commercial and non-commercial aircraft operations.

Exceptions are available for humanitarian or search and research missions, which must receive appropriate clearance from the FAA and U.S. Department of State. Aircraft experiencing in-flight emergencies are also excepted.

Many European countries and Canada previously announced similar airspace restrictions.