There are many disturbing aspects of the MH 17 tragedy and the potential for further debate on aspects of this crash—the need for an international organization to investigate such accidents, the propriety of sending NTSB to the Ukraine, the benefit of equipping civil aircraft with defense systems to protect against such missiles in the future, to name but a few obvious issues.
The FAA has published a revised NOTAM (below↓) to expand the prohibited airspace around the Ukraine. It was one of a number of such orders advising US carriers to fly around air traffic sectors which involve substantial risk (some of the information included in that page does not include the same prohibition). These NOTAMs are summarized in the above ↑ map. It is clear that a substantial segment of international airspace pose risks to civil aviation.
Share this article: