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Iraq taking control of more of its airspace


Like the rest of the country, Iraq’s aviation industry is now beginning to recover from the travails of the country’s recent history. In a sign of the increasing responsibility that Baghdad is taking of its national aviation industry, Iraq officially took control of more of its airspace in early 2009. All Iraqi airspace, except for ATS routes and Terminal Control Areas, is prohibited to civilian traffic, unless under the direction of Air Traffic Control (ATC). [655 words]

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  • Reestablishing normal operations

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  • Present Iraq route structure - 01-Jan-09
  • Iraqi Airways route map - Jan-09
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