The U.S. government has decided to extend for 2 years the Ban on flights by U.S. aircraft in international airports of Simferopol and Dnepr (former Dnipropetrovsk), reports the Federal aviation administration (FAA) of the United States.
The current solution starts to operate October 27 and will be " valid until 27 November 2018." It is noted that the FAA "if necessary, can change, renew or cancel" the decision. The ban is still in connection With the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and " still significant political and military tensions between Kiev and the capital of Russia ", reports news Agency. Remember, the Ban was imposed by the FAA in 2014. In 2015, it was renewed. The ban applies to "all passenger and cargo airlines of the United States, as well as pilots With American licenses, except those who work for foreign carriers," explained the FAA. It is recalled that the Ban on flights to Crimea and Eastern regions of Ukraine were introduced by the US authorities in several stages beginning in April 2014. According to the American government, the Ban was imposed because of confidentiality requirements in connection With the uncertain situation in the flight area, which is considered his Russian and Ukrainian air traffic controllers. From the position of the FAA, "safety Hazard" civil aviation in these areas " has not decreased ". There is a danger that civil aircraft are able to be accepted in these areas "for the danger and intercepted or otherwise affected by the air defense forces," says the FAA.