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eTurboNews | eTN eturbonews.com 25 Jan, 2023 19:30 am

Somalia airspace declared safe for airlines

Somalia airspace declared safe for airlines
The change will take place at one minute past midnight on 26 January 2023 when air traffic control services will be operationally restored

Somalia airspace declared safe for airlines The change will take place at one minute past midnight on 26 January 2023 when air traffic control services will be operationally restored English Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Bengali Bulgarian Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Filipino Finnish French Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Kazakh Khmer Korean Kyrgyz Lao Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malagasy Malay Maltese Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Serbian Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Swahili Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Xhosa Yoruba Zulu The airspace over Somalia and the surrounding region has been reclassified and upgraded to Class A.The change will take place at one minute past midnight on 26 January 2023 when air traffic control services will be operationally restored after a 30-year disruption.The reclassification of the airspace, and the operational resumption of air traffic control in the Mogadishu FIR has been made possible with the installation and commissioning of modern radio navigation and other technological infrastructure.“The upgrade of air traffic management and improved navigation and communication infrastructure will enhance situational awareness along an increasingly busy air corridor and its intersections with routes linking many of the world’s regions,” added Al-Awadhi.

All flights operating in Class A airspace must be cleared by air traffic control which is also responsible for maintaining lateral and vertical separation between aircraft.This is thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Somalia Airspace Special Coordination Team, comprising the Somali CAA, IATA, the International Civil Aviation Organization, adjacent FIRs and airlines,” said IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Africa, Kamil Al-Awadhi.

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