As an Australian air operator or pilot, check all available information about potential safety and security threats to flights. You must do this before conducting operations in, over or near areas of armed conflict or turmoil.
Check if national aviation authorities, or other government agencies, have issued any:
- safety information.
These may include information on activities that may pose risks to flights. This can be in particular geographic regions or airspace.
It's your responsibility to consider this kind of information before you fly. You can then make informed decisions about when, and whether, to operate into or over particular areas. Especially where local situations and circumstances may pose unacceptable risks.
Notices and bulletins from overseas aviation authorities
You should pay attention to all current safety notices and bulletins. For example, see:
- International Civil Aviation Organization conflict zone information
- United States Federal Aviation Administration prohibitions, restrictions and notices
- European Aviation Safety Agency safety bulletins.
Also check the notices from the national aviation authority for the particular country you are flying in or over.
Travel advisories on Smartraveller
Always check the Australian Government's travel advisories on Smartraveller.
Do this before you travel to any country.
Overseas aviation laws
You are always required to know and comply with the aviation laws of other countries where you fly.
Also see advice on staying within the law (Smartraveller) when overseas.