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AVIATION SECURITY | JANUARY OUTLOOK

AVIATION SECURITY | JANUARY OUTLOOK

AVIATION SECURITY | JANUARY OUTLOOK

January 2020 was a particularly difficult month for the aviation sector. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport causing the death of all 176 passengers and crew but also prompting international airlines to cancel or reroute their flights in Iranian and Iraqi airspace.

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is heavily affecting air travel from/to and within China. Some international airlines have already suspended all their flights to China. Extensive health screening measures in most of the international airports are also affecting operations.

TOP INCIDENTS IN JANUARY 2020

  1. Iran | 176 killed after UIA passenger plane crashed near Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Tehran
  2. Sudan | 18 killed after military aircraft crashes in El Geneina, Darfur
  3. Libya | 1 killed in LNA airstrike on Mitiga Airport (MJI), Tripoli
  4. Iran – Iraq | Federal aviation body prohibits U.S. civil operators from airspace over Iran, Iraq, and Gulf region
  5. Sudan | Khartoum Airport (KRT) temporarily closed due to unrest
  6. Libya | Mitiga Airport (MJI) suspends flights following rocket fire in Tripoli
  7. United States | 9 dead in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California
  8. China | Hong Kong declares the highest level of emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak
  9. American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways KLM, Lufthansa, United, El Al, Egyptair and Air France suspend their flights to China due to the coronavirus outbreak

TIMELINE OF AVSEC REPORTS WITH REFERENCE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

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16 soldiers killed following border clashes near Tavush province, Nagorno Karabakh #armenia #azerbaijan #warhttps://t.co/e8zGGimt9F
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32 Taliban militants killed, 36 others injured in 24 hours in clashes with security forces in Balkh, Faryab and Sam… https://t.co/5wBJ61UbLl
1,213 civilians killed, 1,744 others injured in the first 6 months of 2020, according to the AIHRC #afghanistanhttps://t.co/KsII0UPFPZ
179 new deaths and 2,521 new cases of coronavirus reported #iran #health #epidemic https://t.co/EhxQSdPBHX https://t.co/s0VoFMjwKl
18 killed and 6 injured in a traffic accident in Takiéta, Zinder Region #niger #transport https://t.co/yNV0xyjntT https://t.co/SouOZwKSlp
175 new deaths and 6,248 new cases of coronavirus reported #russia #health #epidemic https://t.co/IFzmTF9i6L https://t.co/YYQYA9sbAJ
At least 63 civilians reportedly abducted by unidentified gunmen in Lebialem Division, Southwest Province #cameroonhttps://t.co/C7XtQ9dbbP
50 deaths, 1,979 new cases of COVID-19 reported, death toll rises to 5,320 #pakistan #health #epidemichttps://t.co/mq27KYHIqM
553 deaths, 28,498 new cases of COVID-19 reported, death toll rises to 23,727 #india #health #epidemichttps://t.co/KrAz7LJXnC
66 deaths, 4,328 new cases of COVID-19 reported, death toll rises to 2,032 in Tamil Nadu #india #health #epidemichttps://t.co/ipko9eKevV
193 deaths, 6,497 new cases of COVID-19 reported, death toll rises to 10,482 in Maharashtra #india #healthhttps://t.co/JPIgztYsT1
At least 141 people reported dead or missing, across China since June, in flooding due to heavy rainfall #chinahttps://t.co/WfORCAWsBW
73 deaths, 2,738 new cases of COVID-19 reported, death toll rises to 761 in Karnataka #india #health #epidemichttps://t.co/5OUcr4uQ5h
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59 additional deaths and 1,063 new COVID-19 positive cases reported #bolivia #health #epidemichttps://t.co/Y2DfwYGZOk
148 more deaths and 3,832 new COVID-19 positive cases reported #colombia #health #epidemic https://t.co/tKuZPI8xIg https://t.co/SUq3b7Cg22
58 additional deaths and 3,099 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported #argentina #health #epidemichttps://t.co/QOoTfDwfTS