EASA issues info for the safety of Crimea airspace

EASA has strongly recommended that all aircraft operators are made aware that the airspace should be avoided using available alternative routings.


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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) which addresses the potential safety risks encountered by aircraft operators which may use the airspace controlled by the Flight Information Region of Simferopol in Crimea.

EASA has strongly recommended to the National Aviation Authorities of the EASA Member States that all aircraft operators are made aware that the airspace should be avoided using available alternative routings.

Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission said that “such measures should always be taken immediately when serious risks to the safety of international civil flights arise”. 

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Network Manager in charge of the European Aviation Network also strongly recommended that the airspace controlled by the Simferopol FIR should be avoided and circumnavigate due to the existing safety concerns.