FAA on Friday issued a new notice to airmen (NOTAM) restricting all US air carriers and commercial operators from flying in the airspace above Iraq, citing the “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict between militants associated with the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant and Iraqi security forces and their allies.” FAA said the new NOTAM supersedes previous FAA guidance for this airspace and the prohibition on operations in the airspace specified in ...

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