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FAA narrows down flight ban in Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman airspace
10 January 2020

The U.S. FAA has narrowed down a flight ban that was issued on January 8.

The ban over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman airspace does not apply to operations conducted into and out of Bahrain (OBBI), Doha (OTBD/OTBH), Abu Dhabi (OMAA/OMAM), Dubai (OMDB), Sharjah (OMSJ), And Muscat (OOMS). As long as these flights remain within the Bahrain (OBBB), Emirates (OMAE), and Muscat (OOMM) Flight Information Regions (FIRs).
Operators must be on a published instrument procedure or under the direction of air traffic control, minimize overwater operations to the maximum extent possible, and are prohibited from entering the Tehran FIR (OIIX). For operations in the Muscat FIR (OOMM), flight operations may be conducted overwater south of M628. use of M628 in overwater areas in the Muscat FIR (OOMM) is not authorized.

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