Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA. 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 document determines 13.5/25km-wide borderline strip used in the special regime along the state border.
According to the document, banned zones and limited zones can be determined in the airspace of Azerbaijan. When necessary, taking into account the state interests the State Civil Aviation Administration can determine certain parts of the airspace as banned or limited zones basing on the proposals of the relevant executive authorities. Use of airspace in the banned and limited zones is prohibited.
“Umbrella” signal is given in exceptional cases when unidentified or material objects appear in the airspace. This signal envisages immediate landing or leaving the area (except planes involved to fight against aircrafts violating the rules and those exercising rescue functions).
The violations of the rules of use of Azerbaijan’s airspace were found. The use of air space without sending poll (table, graphic), warning military air forces’ bodies, the poll before coming into force and after ending of period of poll’s validity and without the permission of relevant operative body, non-fulfillment of teams of flights governing bodies and fighter-interceptor aircraft, implementation of the flights for monitoring, use of airspace of banned and limited zones without special permission etc are considered the violation of airspace’s rules.
In case of failure of the order to stop the violations in connection with the flight of the aircraft under the decision of the command post operations, duty airplanes (or helicopters) are raised into the air and forcing the above-mentioned aircraft to land at the nearest airport. If the aircraft does not obey the demand to land and there is no exact information about guiltless passengers on the board, the legislation permits to shoot it down.