The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has advised airlines to avoid the Crimea peninsula as confusion arises over who has control over air traffic control services in the disputed region. EASA issued a safety information bulletin Friday that stated “the potential safety risks” encountered by aircraft operators using airspace controlled by the Simferopol flight information region (FIR) in Crimea. The move follows a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by Russia that it intended to ...

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