FAA extends security notice for flights over Egypt Sinai Peninsula
The United States FAA extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula by another year due to continuing concern for flight safety.
The initial Notam was issued on March 30, 2015, based on the FAA’s assessment that international civil air routes that transit the Cairo (HECC) Flight Information Region (FIR) over the Sinai Peninsula and aircraft operating to and from Sinai airports are at risk from potential extremist attacks involving antiaircraft weapons, to include Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS), small arms fire, and indirect fire from mortars and rockets targeting Sinai airports.
The FAA reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and ash-Sham in the Sinai (ISIS-Sinai), an Egypt-based affiliate of ISIS, continues to conduct attacks in northern and southern Sinai, some of which demonstrate their capability and intent to target civil aviation. Throughout 2018, ISIS-Sinai targeted Egyptian security forces and police check-points in the Sinai.
Based on this information, the FAA continues to advise U.S. airlines and operators to avoid flying below FL260 in this area.
- Notam KICZ A0010/19 (PDF)
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