The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned airlines that GPS interference in Lebanese airspace could disrupt civil aviation operations in the Beirut Flight Information Region (FIR).
In a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued on 10 October, the FAA advised carriers to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [Global Navigation Satellite System/RNAV] signal within Beirut FIR due to [an] unforeseen reason”.
The FAA recommends conventional standard terminal arrival routes (STARS) and approach procedures to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, adding that RNAV satellite approaches are “still possible under pilots’ discretion”.
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