SOUTH SUDAN, MALI AND KENYA AMONG COUNTRIES NAMED BY IATA AND THE FAA
(Posted 28th February 2021)
IATA has issued a notice to member airlines about operations into and across South Sudan.
Over the years, IATA member airlines and stakeholders with the support of ICAO, have encouraged the South Sudan Civil Aviation Authorities to ensure that the desired level of safety and efficiency is implemented in the lower airspace over South Sudan. Many of these interventions have not resulted in a clear improvement in safety performance. However, as the current situation remains deficient, ICAO have issued a State Letter for the attention of operators. Their attention is drawn to the ICAO State Letter AN 13/35-21/5 issued to all states by the ICAO Secretary General on 20 Jan 2021; regarding “the possible existence of serious risks to the safety of international civil flights operating within the Khartoum Flight Information Region (FIR) over the territory of South Sudan, below flight level (FL) 245, and arriving at or departing from Juba International Airport (HSSJ).” IATA specifically wishes to bring to the attention of airlines with operations in/over South Sudan, and to raise awareness of operational challenges reported.
Meanwhile has the FAA also once again issued NOTAM’s extending long standing warnings for operations into and over Mali and Kenya as follows: