Tag Archives | Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Iraqi Airspace Flight Restrictions Relaxed

By John Lee. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reduced its flight restrictions in Iraqi airspace, though some restrictions will remain in place. It had previously prohibited all US civilian flight operations over the country due to risks relating to the armed conflict with the Islamic State group. Rudaw quotes a statement from […]

FAA Bans American Flights from Iraqi Airspace

By Patrick M Schmidt. Following the announcement of targeted strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declared that American airlines could no longer transit through Iraqi airspace. This statements comes following other individual airlines rerouting their flights around Iraq. The FAA had previously mandated that American […]

FAA Flight Restriction Announced

By Patrick M Schmidt. Following the Malaysian Airlines MH17 incident in Ukraine, the United States has taken a closer look at events in Iraq in relation to commercial airline safety and security. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that American commercial aircraft with flight plans over Iraqi airspace must maintain an altitude above 30,000 […]

US to End 16-Year Ban on Commercial Flights to Iraq

By John Lee. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is lifting its 16-year-old ban on commercial flights by U.S. carriers to two airports in Kurdish northern Iraq, citing increased stability in the region. Civilian flights were halted in 1996 for safety reasons, the FAA said in a notice to be published in the Federal Register […]