There is going to be a new FIR (Flight Information Region) in the skies soon!
The International Civil Aviation Organisation has given a preliminary green-light for Qatar to control its own airspace. Until now, Qatar had delegated its air navigation services to Bahrain. However this left Qatar completely dependent on third-party air navigation services of neighbouring countries.
With this preliminary agreement by the ICAO, Qatar can take further steps to establish its own sovereign airspace and optimise the safety and efficiency of the regional airspace and contiguous airspace over the high seas.
It’s not often that I see (or pay attention) to things like this happen. A new airspace to fly into!
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