Tag: airspace

Preparing Private Jets for Future: Popular Private Jet Modifications

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every year, business jet operators spend significant amounts of their budgets on various upgrades. If those upgrades are related to avionics and retrofits, the amounts quickly become significant. Modifications to power plants, cabin systems, exteriors, and interiors can double or triple the money spent on upgrades. There is no doubt that for many owners the […]

Emirates and flydubai Resume Flights Through Iraqi Airspace

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates and sister carrier flydubai have resumed flights through Iraqi airspace just days after Baghdad announced it had defeated so-called Islamic State. The two UAE-based airline ceased transiting Iraqi-controlled airspace back in 2014 following the outbreak of fighting in the country’s northern regions as well as the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern […]

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea

Reading Time: 1 minute Four Turkish fighter jets violated the Greek airspace over the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, local media reported.  Two F-16s and two F-4s entered the Flight Information Region shortly before 2 p.m. (12:00 GMT) south of Lesvos. The four jets then proceeded to fly over Makronisi and Agathonisi islands, the Kathimerini newspaper reported. According […]

Turkey, Russia In Deal Over Syrian Airspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkey and Russia have been discussing the creation of a protocol to coordinate the flights of their warplanes over Syrian airspace in a bid to prevent unwanted incidents like the downing of a Russian jet by Turkish Air Forces on Nov. 24, 2015, a senior Turkish military source has said. While drafting the protocol, the […]

Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Japan Air-Self Defense Force (JASDF) had to dispatch its fighter jets 571 times during fiscal year 2015 to intercept Chinese military aircraft approaching or intruding Japanese airspace, Japan’s Defense Ministry revealed, according to The Japan Times. This number constitutes an all-time high since the defense ministry’s Joint Staff Office began to keep records in […]

RAF Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers

Reading Time: 1 minute RAF combat aircraft have been scrambled after reports Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert. An RAF spokesman said the situation was “on-going” and was not uncommon.  “We have Typhoons up on a quick reaction alert. The situation is […]