Airlines on alert over Russian missiles

Safety bulletins are issued to alert airlines about potential hazards to commercial flights and used by carriers to make flight plans. EASA said it had no specific recommendations on what actions airlines should take.

Airlines on alert over Russian missiles

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russia’s long-range missile strikes against targets in Syria have prompted aviation safety authorities to issue a safety alert to airlines flying in Iraq, Iran, and over the Caspian Sea amid growing concerns about the risk to commercial flying near conflict zones reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

An alert issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency did not provide specific recommendations to avoid the airspace between the Caspian Sea and Syria, which includes the area of Iran overflown by Australian Qantas A380s, according to FlightRadar24's latest flight path data.

"This safety information bulletin is issued to inform airspace users about the hazard," the European agency said.

"EASA will amend this safety information bulletin if more specific information is received related to that situation."

The International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations’ air-safety arm, on Oct. 9 warned of “the possible existence of serious risks to the safety of international civil flights” flying in the wider airspace around Baghdad, Damascus and Tehran.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ekim 2015, 22:09