FAA has extended a prohibition on US flights over Syria until Dec. 30, 2020, citing the “threat to civil aviation from the multifaceted conflict and extremist threat, and militant activity.” The ban, originally issued in December 2014, applies to all US carriers and commercial operators, as well as anyone flying with an FAA-issued airman certificate or operating a US-registered civil aircraft, except when the aircraft is operated by a foreign carrier. While the ban does ...

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