On October 19th, 2018, the FAA released rule 83 FR 52954 updating guidance on operations in the Simferopol (UKFV) and Dnipropetrovsk (UKDV) FIRs. Previously, guidance prohibited United States operators from entering either of these FIRs.
According to the FAA, “security and safety conditions have sufficiently stabilized in certain regions of Ukraine, thereby reducing the area of hazard to U.S. civil aviation” in the UKFV and UKDV FIRs.
Here’s our map detailing the new rule:
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– Everything east of ABDAR – M853 – NIKAD – N604 – GOBUN is prohibited. Airways M853 and N604 are off-limits as well.
– Operations to Kharkiv International Airport (UKHH), Dnipropetrovsk International Airport (UKDD), and Zaporizhzhia International Airport (UKDE) are allowed when necessary.
– Everything North/North East of SOBLO – DOLOT – SOROK – OTPOL is off-limits.
– Airways M856, M854, M860 and L851 have been approved for flights over the Black Sea.
– Airway M747 is prohibited, as it shares some of the off-limits airspace.
A0021/18 NOTAMN Q) KICZ/QRDLP/IV/NBO/AE/000/999/
A) KICZ B) 1810191127 C) 2010272359
E) SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLIGHT PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) AND DNIPROPETROVSK (UKDV) FIR 14 CFR 91.1607 SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION (SFAR) NO. 113 PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) AND DNIPROPETROVSK (UKDV) FIR WAS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 19 OCT 2018 AND WAS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTPS://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/ F) SFC G) UNL
For more details on Ukraine and other airspace warnings, head to SafeAirspace.net.
Feeling the crush of operating to London at night? We’ve got some good news for you:
?? Luton (EGGW) will be back to 24 hour operations starting October 1, 2018 ??
Luton has been closed all summer between 2200Z and 0559Z for noise abatement regulations. However, these limitations have been lifted, and all will be back to 24/7.
The nighttime noise restrictions for EGLL/Heathrow, EGKK/Gatwick, and EGSS/Stansted are still in place, making nighttime GA/BA operations to these airports limited.
Here’s a rundown of the current restrictions:
- EGMC/Southend (40 miles away) & EGBB/Birmingham (115 miles away) are the only airports with no restrictions (thus far).
- EGLL/Heathrow & EGGK/Gatwick: Pretty much a no-go zone for business aviation these days
- EGLC/London City: closed from 1030pm to 0630am
- EGWU/Northolt: closed from 8pm to 8am on weekdays
- EGLF/Farnborough: closed from 10pm to 7am on weekdays
- EGKB/Biggin Hill: closed from 11pm to 6.30am on weekdays, and 10pm to 8am on weekends
With planned runway and terminal constructions, LIML/Milan Linate will be closing from July 27, 2019 until October 27, 2019. Work has already begun with Assoclearance (slot coordination) to work out summer schedules.
Today, September 20, a coordination meeting will take place to clarify the slot allocation process for S19. Following this, a September 25th meeting at Linate will be held to discuss the operational impact of the closure.
Milan Linate handled over nine million passengers in 2017, so a large portion of this traffic will now have to operate through LIMC/Milan Malpensa, which already stands as the second busiest airport in Italy, handling over 22 million passengers in 2017.
We’ll have more information after both the slot and operations meetings this coming week.
Do you know more? Feel free to comment or drop us a line!
As of May 24, Canada has expanded its ADIZ to include all its national territory in the Arctic Archipelago.
Requirements for operations in the ADIZ remain the same. You’ll need a transponder with altitude reporting and a working two-way radio. Remember, you’ll need to include the time and location of ADIZ border crossing in your flight plans RMK section.
Full AIC 2/18 for the detailed lat/long of the expanded area here.
Starting April 23rd, 2018, Changi Airport (WSSS) will begin giving departure clearance (DCL) via datalink, on certain routes. The idea is to clear up voice communications when DCL can be used. Full details listed in CAAS AIP SUP 013/2018.
To use this, you’ll need ACARS, and be compliant with EUROCAE ED85-A. You’ll login to the ground system at WSSS.
The departures are as below:
– Destinations in Peninsular Malaysia via ATS Routes A457 and B466
– Destinations in Thailand via ATS Routes B466 and B469 / M751
– Destinations in Indonesia via ATS Route A457, R469 and B470
– Destinations in Australia and New Zealand via ATS Route B470
– Flights with allocated Calculated Take-Off Time (CTOT) under Bay of Bengal Cooperative Air Traffic Flow Management (BOBCAT)
A few other notes:
-The DCL message will not include requested crusing levels and final cruising levels. Your planned flight level in 15b will be used, and ATC will give cruise FL when airborne. Sounds like they won’t entertain any requests for a different FL while on the ground.
-No revisions allowed over datalink, all changes must be made by voice comms.
-Make your request with RCD message (see format in attached AIC) no more than 20 minutes before TOBT. If you’ve got a CTOT under BOBCAT, you’l need to put that in the message. If you’re routing via ANITO B470, list your FL at ANITO crossing.
If your DCL is rejected, you’ll get a “revert to voice procedures” message. A few auto-rejects:
-Flight routes not applicable.
-RCD message doesn’t comply with ED-85A or inaccurate data.
-When required due to flow restrictions.
Operating out of WSSS soon? CAAS AIP SUP 013/2018 is worth a read.
FACT/Cape Town is facing a fuel restriction, no fuel available as of now (20 MAR 2018). The reason for the restriction is not known, but we have reached out to several suppliers who have all confirmed the same information.
We’re checking up to find the reasoning, as well as an estimated date of availability.
If you have any additional information, you can reach out at email@example.com
If you’re flying the Great Falls area (KGTF) from now until March 6th, you’ll want to watch out for some GPS outages due to testing.
Right now, they’re testing daily from 1631z-20z, and the impact is all about how high you’re flying. You could lose WAAS, GBAS, and ADS-B.
See the ranges here:
If you do experience outages, you’re asked to only contact ATC if you’re in need of assistance, not to report any outages.
NOTAM INFO: NAV GPS (AFSMO GPS 18-04) (INCLUDING WAAS, GBAS, AND ADS-B)
MAY NOT BE AVBL WI A 361NM RADIUS CENTERED AT 470259N1103758W (GTF115040)
302NM RADIUS AT FL250
222NM RADIUS AT 10000FT
213NM RADIUS AT 4000FT AGL
162NM RADIUS AT 50FT AGL.
The full FAA text is here: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2018/Feb/AFSMO_18-04_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf
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Having fun in France airspace on peak days? France has just published their list of Conditional Routes (CTRs). You’ll be able to use these on busy Fridays and certain holidays:
FRI 20 APR, 27 APR ;
FRI 04 MAY, 11 MAY, 18 MAY, 25 MAY
FRI 01 JUN, 08 JUN, 15 JUN, 22 JUN, 29 JUN
FRI 06 JUL, 13 JUL, 20 JUL, 27 JUL
FRI 03 AUG, 10 AUG, 17 AUG, 24 AUG, 31 AUG
FRI 07 SEP, 14 SEP, 21 SEP, 28 SEP
FRI 05 OCT, 12 OCT, 19 OCT, 26 OCT.
From 1000-1500UTC, the following will have priorty for General Aviation Traffic:
UL722 (ANNET-KORUL above FL275)
UP620 (CAMBO-KORUL above FL275)
UN862 (UVUDO-OSMOB above FL 285)
UT21 (TOU-DIVKO above FL335)
TUE 01 MAY
TUE 08 MAY
THU 10 MAY
MON 21 MAY
WED 15 AUG.
You can read the full AIP SUP 025/18 here.
We took the day here at FSB to make you all some sweet Valentines Day cards. We think we did pretty well, and we know you all love aviation puns.
Print them out, fold them out, and you’re done planning your Valentines Day!
I’m Plane Crazy About You!
Our Love will never stall…
You’re the Prist to my Jet-A
It’s Plane to see, you’ve got me in a tailspin
If you’d like all four, you can get them here.
Happy Valentines Day!