Azerbaijani Civil Aviation Administration has officially informed all international organizations on measures to be taken in case of violation of the Azerbaijani airspace.
According to the Head of the Azerbaijani Civil Aviation Administration Arif Mammadov, recently the Cabinet of Ministers confirmed the “Rule on the use of the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic”.
“The rules prepared in line with the law on aviation, Convention on International Civil Aviation Association (ICAO) (Chicago Convention December 7, 1944) and its appendixes, cover air traffic security, use of the country’s airspace. The “Umbrella” signal envisaging immediate landing or leaving the area (except planes involved in fighting against aircrafts violating the rules and those exercising rescue functions) is also stipulated in the “Rule on the use of the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic”
He said: “This document was sent on January 18 to all international organizations including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), its European branch, and CIS Interstate Council on Aviation and Air Space Use.”
“Azerbaijan has banned the use of the airspace of Nagorno-Karabakh occupied by Armenia, since no one can guarantee flight safety in the area”
According to the Head of the Azerbaijani Civil Aviation Administration Arif Mammadov, Armenia's steps aimed at exploiting the airport in Khankendi are the violation of international legal norms. “This air space belongs to Azerbaijan, so its use by Armenia is impossible.”
"Therefore we, in accordance with international rules of air navigation, declared air space closed. Our decision has been accepted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). If Armenians illegally invade the air space of Azerbaijan, it will mean that they violate international norms," the administration head said./AzerTAc/