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FAA Extends NOTAM for Israel

Updated July 24, 2014

Update: As of 11:45 p.m. on July 23, the FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) by cancelling a notice to airmen it renewed earlier that day. Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel, and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation.

On July 23, the FAA extended its previously issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. airlines and Part 91 operators from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) for an additional 24-hour period.

The agency is working closely with the government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated so the agency can resolve concerns as quickly as possible.

The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike, which landed approximately 1 mile from TLV on the morning of July 22. The NOTAM applies only to U.S. operators and has no authority over foreign airlines operating to or from the airport.

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Review the full NOTAM:

FDC 4/4226–SECURITY ISRAEL POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION ISRAEL AIRSPACE
THIS NOTAM REPLACES NOTAM 4/3630 TO UPDATE EFFECTIVE TIME.
DUE TO THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION CREATED BY THE ARMED
CONFLICT IN ISRAEL AND GAZA, ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS TO/FROM BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LLBG) BY U.S. OPERATORS ARE PROHIBITED FOR UP TO 24 HOURS.
A. APPLICABILITY. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS OR COMMERCIAL OPERATORS, ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS OPERATING U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER, AND ALL OPERATORS OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER.
B. PERMITTED OPERATIONS. THIS NOTAM DOES NOT PROHIBIT PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF ISRAEL WHEN SUCH OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED EITHER BY ANOTHER AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH THE END PART 1 OF 2. 23 JUL 16:15 2014 UNTIL 24 JUL 16:15 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 23 JUL 16:12 2014

FDC 4/4226 –SECURITY APPROVAL OF THE FAA OR BY A DEVIATION, EXEMPTION, OR OTHER AUTHORIZATION ISSUED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR. OPERATORS SHOULD CALL THE DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN) AT 202-493-5107 FOR AUTHORIZATION.
C. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. IN AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE DECISION AND ACTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT IN COMMAND OF AN AIRCRAFT MAY DEVIATE FROM THIS NOTAM TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THAT EMERGENCY.
THIS NOTAM WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN 24 HOURS. OPERATORS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR U.S. NOTAMS FOR CHANGES OR UPDATES.
END PART 2 OF 2. 23 JUL 16:15 2014 UNTIL 24 JUL 16:15 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 23 JUL 16:12 2014