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US Orders Its Airlines to Avoid Pakistan Airspace

The FAA reported that while, thus far, there have been no reports of air protection systems or Manpads a few extremist or terrorist groups working there are suspected of getting access.

US aviation operator FAA on Thursday cautioned America’s airlines and their pilots there is risk involved with managing flights in Pakistan airspace because of”extremist or militant activity”, according to an official record.

“Exercise caution during flight operations. There’s a threat to US civil aviation working in the territory and airspace of Pakistan because of extremist/militant action,” stated the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a notice to airmen (NOTAM) dated December 30, 2019.

The NOTAM is appropriate to pilots that are US-based and most airlines.

The US regulator stated in its NOTAM there is still a threat to US civil aviation industry from strikes against aircraft and airports in Pakistan, especially for aircraft to the ground and aircraft operating at low altitudes, such as during the arrival and departure phases of flights.

“The continuing presence of extremist/militant elements working in Pakistan introduces a continuing threat to US civil air out of small-arms fire, complicated attacks against divisions, indirect guns fire, and rapid-fire flame, some of which may happen with little if any warning,” it stated.

The FAA reported that while, thus far, there have been no reports of air protection systems or Manpads a few extremist or terrorist groups working there are suspected of getting access.

“As a consequence, there’s a potential danger of extremists/militants to target civil aviation in Pakistan with Manpads,” it stated.

The regulator added that pilots or pilots need to report security or security events – that could happen in Pakistan – .

Its airspace final year opened following five months of constraints for India.

Final year Adhering to the airstrikes from the Indian Air Force, Pakistan had shut its airspace on February 26.

Pakistan in October last year had refused the petition to permit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace because of his trip issue of India.

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