Statement Safety Information Bulletin EASA 9 October

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Safety Information Bulletin on 9 October.

In it, EASA informed (*) national aviation authorities and airlines about military activity in the airspace above the Caspian Sea, Iran and Iraq. The Safety Information Bulletin also reported that the military equipment is being deployed below the flight paths used by commercial airlines. Consequently, EASA did not make any specific recommendations in this bulletin.

Safety is KLM’s chief priority. KLM is continually monitoring the situation in the area. The current military activity does not present an increased risk for KLM operations in the area. KLM has therefore decided not to adjust operations. Naturally, KLM will closely monitor the situation.

KLM does not currently fly over Iraq and Syria and only at a safe altitude over Iran.

(*) official publication EASA.