Tag: interception

UAE Files Official Complaint over Actions of Qatari Fighter Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute The UAE said on Monday it has filed a formal complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) following repeated incidents where Qatari fighter jets intercepted Emirati civilian aircraft. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director-general of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said in comments published by state news agency WAM that the UAE had filed […]

Qatari Jets Intercept Two UAE Civilian Planes Over Bahrain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatari fighter jets flew close to two UAE-registered civilian aircraft passing through Bahrain, forcing the captain of one of the flights to alter course to avoid collision. The incident was reported on Monday by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates, which warned of the dangers posed by the Qatari jets. […]

RAF Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept Flight from Bucharest

Reading Time: 1 minute RAF jets have been scrambled to intercept a flight from Romania after it lost communications. A Fleet Air International Saab 340B performing freight flight from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Birmingham,EN (UK), was enroute over Belgium when the communication between ATC and the aircraft was lost. Belgium and UK fighter aircraft were dispatched to intercept the aircraft, […]

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 […]