Oct. 19, 2015
The FAA has issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) for airspace over the Tehran, Iran region due to military activity associated with conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Operators are advised to review current security information and NOTAMs for the region. The FAA noted that the U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning for Iran, saying that the U.S. government doesn’t currently maintain diplomatic or consular relations with Iran.
“Any U.S. operator making an unanticipated landing in Iran should contact the U.S. interests section at the Swiss Embassy in Tehran for any needed assistance,” the notice states.
The NOTAM applies to al U.S. air carriers and commercial operators, anyone with FAA certification and all operators of U.S. registered aircraft.
The FAA said this latest advisory would be reevaluated in October 2016.
Below is the full NOTAM:
FDC 5/8442 (KFDC A0031/15) ZZZ ..SECURITY.. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR TEHRAN (OIIX) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR)
THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE TEHRAN (OIIX) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) DUE TO MILITARY ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONFLICTS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ. BEFORE OPERATING IN OR ADJACENT TO THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) CAREFULLY REVIEW CURRENT NOTAMS AND BE FAMILIAR WITH CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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 PLANNING TO FLY INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE ABOVE-NAMED AREA 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.
IRANIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITIES MAY ISSUE NOTAMS DESCRIBING REQUIRED PROCEDURES FOR ENTRY INTO THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX). ANY PERSON DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A PLANNING A FLIGHT THROUGH THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX) SHOULD FILE A FLIGHT PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE AND CAREFULLY ADHERE TO THAT FLIGHT PLAN, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, AND TO ALL AIR TRAFFIC CLEARANCES WHILE IN THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX).
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAS ISSUED A TRAVEL WARNING FOR IRAN ADVISING, IN PART, THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CURRENTLY MAINTAIN DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR RELATIONS WITH THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, AND THAT THE SWISS GOVERNMENT, ACTING THROUGH ITS EMBASSY IN TEHRAN, SERVES AS THE PROTECTING POWER FOR U.S. INTERESTS IN IRAN. ANY U.S. OPERATOR MAKING AN UNANTICIPATED LANDING IN IRAN SHOULD CONTACT THE U.S. INTERESTS SECTION AT THE SWISS EMBASSY IN TEHRAN FOR ANY NEEDED ASSISTANCE AT TELEPHONE +98−21−2279-3912 OR +98−21−2279-3697.
C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS DUE TO MILITARY ACTIVITY IN THE TEHRAN FIR (OIIX), ASSOCIATED WITH THE ONGOING CONFLICTS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333 OR 1-844-412-1794.
KFDC NOTAMS 7/8072 (A0044/07) AND 6/2762 ARE CANCELLED. KFDC NOTAM 7/2992 (A0075/07) REMAINS IN EFFECT. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 16 OCT 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/