Iraqi Airspace Soon To Be Fully Under Iraqi Control | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.23.14 **
** Airborne 04.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.21.14 **
** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **

Thu, Sep 01, 2011

Iraqi Airspace Soon To Be Fully Under Iraqi Control

Air Force Transfers Final Sector Of Northern Iraq's Airspace To Iraq Civil Aviation Authority

The U.S. Air Force transferred the final sector of northern Iraq's airspace to the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority on Aug. 25. With the assumption of this sector, the ICAA received control of airspace in Kirkuk from ground level to 15,000 feet.

"This transfer is significant because it is the most complex airspace sector the ICAA has taken to date," said Maj. Adam Fiedler, an airspace planner with the U.S. Forces-Iraq Air Component Coordination Element-Iraq. "This one sector will control aircraft on departure and landing to five airfields."

The ICAA will now provide approach control service into three civil airports -- Mosul, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah -- and into two military airfields: Kirkuk Regional Air Base and Contingency Operating Base Speicher. "This milestone means Iraq is one step closer to assuming full control of its national airspace system and achieving true airspace sovereignty," Fiedler explained.

The last sector of Iraq's airspace, the area above Baghdad, will be transferred in October and will culminate several years of hard work by U.S. military, U.S. State Department and ICAA personnel, officials said. "We basically had to rebuild the ICAA from the ground up," Fiedler said. "The job would have been challenging enough in a normal airspace environment, but in one where there are still combat and tactical air operations going on, it's made it even more challenging."

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: Aero-Statesman Phil Boyer – Representing The Aviation Community

Retired AOPA President Still Understands What An Association Must Do To Serve An Embattled Industry Originally WebCast October 18, 2012: Its been nearly four years since Phil Boyer>[...]

AD: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Balloons

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-10 PRODUCT: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Models NL-280/STU, NL-380/STU, NL-510/STU, NL-640/STU, NL-840/STU, and NL-1000/STU balloons.>[...]

Airshow Pilot Bails Out After Catastrophic Aircraft Failure

Planning Ahead And Staying Safe Saves A Professional Airshow Pilot Dan Marcotte describes himself on his website as being determined and driven with a sense of vision. His adventur>[...]

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind! Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to th>[...]

AD: Centrair Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-08 PRODUCT: Centrair Model 101, 101A, 101AP, and 101P gliders.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC