Simferopol and Dnipropetrovs’k flying over them has been banned by U.S. Federal Aviation
The United States Federal Aviation has forbidden flights over the Ukraine’s city of Dnipropetrovsk and the Russian city of Simferopol in Crimea.
In an amendment to flight regulations introduced previously, the FAA “expands the area in which flight operations by persons subject to SFAR No. 113 are prohibited, to include all of the Simferopol (UKFV) FIR, as well as the entire Dnipropetrovsk (UKDV) FIR.”
The FAA introduced the extended flight as it finds it “necessary to prevent a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations.”
According to FAA, they introduced special Federal Aviation Regulation No.113 forbidding flights on the Simferopol region, citing “safety and national concerns” stating increased tensions in Russia And Ukraine. The instructions have been potentially conflicting; with both Russian and Ukrainian air traffic services operating in the area.
Joining Russia in March was Ukraine which Crimea seceded, after 96% local voters backed the move in a referendum that has not been recognized by the Kiev authorities.
Dnipropetrovsk airport was closed down by authorities in December over “security reasons”. Dnipropetrovsk is one of Ukraine’s largest cities, located in the south-central part of the country.