Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Following the downing in eastern Ukraine of Malaysian passenger airlines, Flight 17, which was shot down on July 17 by separatist rebels, the US has issued flight advisories and prohibitions for 14 airspaces around the world, identifying countries by name. The concerned states are:
Ethiopia, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Congo, Egypt Sinai Peninsula, Iran, Kenya, Mali, Syria and Yemen.
Regarding Ethiopia, the advisory states:
ETHIOPIA FDC 0/4999 KFDC A0012/00 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 87 – Prohibition against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace of Ethiopia.
a. Applicability. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 87 applies to all U.S. air carriers or commercial operators, all persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA unless that person is engaged in the operation of a U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier, and all operators using aircraft registered in the United States except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier.
b. Flight prohibition. Except as provided in paragraphs c and d of this SFAR, no person described in paragraph a may conduct flight operations within the territory and airspace of Ethiopia north of 12 degrees north latitude. c. Permitted operations. This SFAR does not prohibit persons described in paragraph a from conducting flight operations within the territory and airspace of Ethiopia where such operations are authorized either by exemption issued by the Administrator or by an authorization issued by another agency of the United States Government with the approval of the FAA.
d. Emergency situations. In an emergency that requires immediate decision and action for the safety of the flight, the pilot in command of an aircraft may deviate from this SFAR to the extent required by that emergency. Except for U.S. air carriers and commercial operators that are subject to the requirements of 14 CFR 121.557, 121.559, or 135.19, each person who deviates from this rule shall, within ten (10) days of the deviation, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, submit to the nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office a complete report of the operations of the aircraft involved in the deviation, including a description of the deviation and the reason therefor.
e. Expiration. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation shall remain in effect until further notice. (FAA/AIA-1005/14/02)
ETHIOPIA/KENYA KFDC A0012/97 Ethiopia/Kenya Advisory: Potentially Hostile Situation.
Attention U.S. Operators:
Aircraft that cross into Ethiopian airspace while taking off or landing at Mandera Airstrip in Kenya may be fired upon by Ethiopian forces. Mandera is located in the extreme northeastern corner of Kenya, adjacent Ethiopia and Somalia. Operators considering flights to northeastern Kenya should familiarize themselves with the current situation. (FAA/AIA-100 5/14/02)
Read the full details of the advisories from The Washington Post.