Bahrain to ease airspace curbs on Qatar from today

Bahrain is to ease airspace restrictions on Qatar from today following International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) directives to the effect, sources said. “While the first ease of Bahrain FIR airspace to Qatar is effective tomorrow, more airspace is scheduled to open effective August 17,”  a tweet from noted aviation analyst  Alex Macheras said.

In aviation, a flight information region (FIR) is a specified region of airspace in which a flight information service and an alerting service (ALRS) are provided. Every portion of the atmosphere belongs to a specific FIR.

On July 31, ICAO asked all member states to abide by and comply with the Chicago Convention and continue cooperation regarding aviation’s safety and security and international civil aviation’s efficiency and sustainability.

Source Credit: Gulf Times
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