The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now extended the Conflict Zone NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) on airspace over South Sudan by another year from 10th of August 2017. Pilots are advised to exercise caution when flying over the territory and airspace of South Sudan at altitudes below FL260 (26,000 feet above sea level) due to the hazardous situation created by the ongoing fighting and instability in South Sudan.
The warning also applies for flights into and out of South Sudan.
The South Sudanese Civil War is a conflict in South Sudan between forces of the government and opposition forces.
President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has declared a three-month state of emergency in four of the country’s states from July 2017