The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has issued a updated set of instructions for flights passing through and entering the airspace of Afghanistan.
The civil aviation authority under the new instruction has directed to maintain a distance between aircraft due to the non-availability of the air traffic control system at the Kabul airport.
The aviation authority issued 3 different NOTAMs in accordance with the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The PCCA said that 2 aircraft must maintain a distance (longitudinal spacing from preceding traffic at the same level) of 15 minutes in Kabul airspace, The instructions were given to avoid any difficulty for the passage of planes while passing through the Afghanistan airspace.
However, the aviation authority said that it could result in the delay of flights’ departure and arrival in Kabul, added that the planes entering Afghanistan airspace should ensure the implementation of Kabul FIR.
The PCAA further added that Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) are fully functional.
It has been advised to the flights to follow the standard procedures of ICAO, whereas, the pilots shall ensure the implementation of ICAO’s laws for emergency descent.
It must be noted that on September 10, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had decided to resume flight operation to Kabul.
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