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FAA extends allowed operations in Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman airspace
16 January 2020

The U.S. FAA has extended the allowed operations in Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman airspace, following a flight ban issued on January 8 and updated on January 10.

The ban over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman airspace does not apply to operations conducted into and out of the countries Bahrain (and Qatar) and the U.A.E. airports, Abu Dhabi (OMAA/OMAM), Dubai (OMDB), Sharjah (OMSJ), and (newly added to the list) Al Bateen (OMAD), Al Ain (OMAL), Dalma Island (OMDL), Dubai Al Maktoum (OMDW), Fujairah (OMFJ), Ras Al-Khaimah (OMRK), And Sir Bani Yas (OMBY). 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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