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Myanmar coup's effects on civil aviation

Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:09 am

MU has been avoiding Myanmar airspace, at least on its PVG-DEL route.

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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CES ... /ZSPD/VIDP

Today's flight looks like it'll be avoiding Myanmar as well:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CES ... 2255Z/ZSPD

Any other airlines doing this?
 
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Re: Myanmar coup's effects on civil aviation

Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:37 am

Looking at FlightRadar24, only a small handful of aircraft over Myanmar, most are taking a southern routing. Those that are over Myanmar aren't particularly high though (only 30k/32k) so not like all are avoiding the airspace.
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Re: Myanmar coup's effects on civil aviation

Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:32 am

There is a NOTAM out about the Yangon FIR. They have had ongoing comm issues due to internet and telephone services being disrupted in the country.
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Re: Myanmar coup's effects on civil aviation

Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:40 am

That's quite the detour! Almost twice the distance compared to usual route. Couldn't they take the PVG-CTU-CCU-DEL route ? That would barely touch Myanmar airspace and much shorter. I think CZ used to fly that route.
 
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Re: Myanmar coup's effects on civil aviation

Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:17 am

LAXintl wrote:
There is a NOTAM out about the Yangon FIR. They have had ongoing comm issues due to internet and telephone services being disrupted in the country.


The bigger problem is that most ATC staff seem to be on strike.

For overflights, contingency procedures are in force. 15-minute separation and self-announce. Self-announce was standard in the Yangon FIR until a couple of years ago anyway.

https://ops.group/blog/no-atc-for-overf ... tary-coup/
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Re: Myanmar coup's effects on civil aviation

Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:18 am

Just transited the Yangon FIR recently going eastbound from India to China. One holding en-route from Calcutta and a required time to hit the FIR boundary to give us 15 minute spacing from the guy in front, then descended down to FL290 (only allowable level for our contingency route). Just before crossing the boundary were given 3 different frequencies to try for Kunming.

No answer until very close to Chinese border, then climbed back up to 11900M and carried on as normal. The whole thing worked surprisingly well, with about a 2000kg fuel burn penalty and 18 minutes delay.

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