The U.S. FAA decided to ban all of U.S. airlines and pilots from using Turkish airpace following the failed coup in the country.
The Notam issued by the FAA is valid up to and including August 31, but will be re-evaluated by 15 August. It covers the Istanbul FIR and Ankara FIR, which both cover the entire country.
Update: the FAA lifted the ban on Monday 18 July.
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E) SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR TURKEY THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO FLY INTO OR OUT OF ANY AIRPORT LOCATED WITHIN THE ISTANBUL (LTBB) OR ANKARA (LTAA) FLIGHT INFORMATION REGIONS (FIR). A. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO: ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS; ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA, EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS OPERATING U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER; AND ALL OPERATORS OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER. B. NO PERSON OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT, REGARDLESS OF REGISTRY, MAY DEPART TURKEY TO ANY UNITED STATES AIRPORT. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 15 AUGUST 2016.
CREATED: 16 Jul 2016 02:04:00 SOURCE: KICZ