Middle East | FAA Prohibits Operators From Flying Over Some Iran-Controlled Airspace

Washington, USA – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued issues an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying on overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions.

In a separate advisory to operators, FAA said according to flight tracking applications, the nearest civil aircraft was operating within around 45 nautical miles of U.S. Global Hawk drone when it was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile this week.

“There were numerous civil aviation aircraft operating in the area at the time of the intercept” FAA said.

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