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NEWS Apr 13, 2024 Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 08, 2024 How Geopolitical Events Affect Civil Aviation Safety During armed conflict, no-fly zones are enacted in airspace that cannot be guaranteed safety. As a result, rules of war are in place to deter civilian aviation from getting looped into these conflicts. Read More →
NEWS Mar 11, 2024 Ukraine Starts Negotiations With US and EU Authorities to Resume International Flights Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the country has been in official negotiations with international regulators regarding the possibility of resuming international flights. Commercial flights in Ukraine have remained suspended since Russia invaded the country in February 2022. Read More →
NEWS Feb 29, 2024 Ukraine Shoots Down $774 Million Worth of Russian Military Aircraft in Ten Days Ukraine's military claimed to have shot down $774 million worth of Russian aircraft, representing ten planes, in the past ten days alone. The claims come amid shortages of weapons in Ukraine due to delayed deliveries from the West. Ukrainian pilots are set to deploy American-made F-16 fighter jets later this year. However, Ukraine has shown the capability to perform better than Russia on the battlefield with its existing surface-to-air, Western-made weapons. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Military Planes From Four Countries Drop Humanitarian Aid on War-Torn Gaza Strip Amid the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip, various air forces participated in a joint effort to drop aid parcels by parachute along Gaza's coast. According to the Kingdom of Jordan, this operation was a direct effort to help needy people. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Russia Loses Ninth Military Aircraft in One Week After Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet Ukraine shot down a second Russian Bariev A-50 military aircraft on February 23, according to Ukrainian Air Force sources. A video posted on the social media platform Telegram by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk shows an explosion in the night sky. The explosion appears to be a Ukrainian missile striking the early warning and control aircraft over Russian territory between Rostov-on-Don and the Krasnodar region. The aircraft impacted the ground near the city of Yeysk. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Rwanda Accused of Deadly Drone Attack on Airport in Eastern DR Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) military has accused Rwanda's military of attacking an airport in eastern DRC as fighting escalates in the region. A supposed Rwandan drone attacked Goma International Airport (GOM) with a single bomb, damaging a Congolese Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet and another civilian aircraft. The bombing forced air traffic to cease for several hours as local authorities and the military inspected the damage. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 El Al Removes Two More International Routes as Airline Faces Uncertain Future El Al has eliminated its routes to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Both routes, operated from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv, have suffered from low travel demand due to Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. This announcement comes only a week after El Al suspended flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg after an International Court of Justice ruling on the Gaza war. Read More →
NEWS Jan 27, 2024 El Al Suspends Flights to South Africa After ICJ Ruling on Gaza War El Al Israel Airlines announced the suspension of its Johannesburg route at the end of March. This decision is attributed to a significant drop in demand, which comes amidst ongoing tensions between Israel and South Africa regarding the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case on alleged Israeli human rights violations in the Palestinian territories. Read More →
NEWS Jan 24, 2024 Russian Military Aircraft Crashes Near Ukraine Border, Killing All 74 Passengers Onboard On January 24, a Russian military transport aircraft crashed in Russia near the Ukrainian border. The circumstances surrounding the crash are currently unclear since Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of downing the aircraft. The crash of the Ilyushin Il-76 comes just eight days after Ukrainian forces claimed to have shot down two Russian warplanes, an A-50 and an Il-22. Read More →