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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 91.1703 

§ 91.1615

Special Federal Aviation Reg-

ulation No. 79—Prohibition Against 
Certain Flights in the Pyongyang 
Flight Information Region (FIR) 



This Special Federal 

Aviation Regulation (SFAR) applies to 
the following persons: 

(1) All U.S. air carriers and U.S. com-

mercial operators; 

(2) All persons exercising the privi-

leges of an airman certificate issued by 
the FAA, except when such persons are 
operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a 
foreign air carrier; and 

(3) All operators of U.S.-registered 

civil aircraft, except where the oper-
ator of such aircraft is a foreign air 


Flight prohibition. 

Except as pro-

vided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this 
section, no person described in para-
graph (a) of this section may conduct 
flight operations in the Pyongyang 
Flight Information Region (FIR) 


Permitted operations. 

This section 

does not prohibit persons described in 
paragraph (a) of this section from con-
ducting flight operations in the 
Pyongyang Flight Information Region 
(FIR) (ZKKP), provided that such flight 
operations are conducted under a con-
tract, grant, or cooperative agreement 
with a department, agency, or instru-
mentality of the U.S. government (or 
under a subcontract between the prime 
contractor of the department, agency, 
or instrumentality and the person de-
scribed in paragraph (a) of this section) 
with the approval of the FAA, or under 
an exemption issued by the FAA. The 
FAA will consider requests for ap-
proval or exemption in a timely man-
ner, with the order of preference being: 
First, for those operations in support 
of U.S. government-sponsored activi-
ties; second, for those operations in 
support of government-sponsored ac-
tivities of a foreign country with the 
support of a U.S. Government depart-
ment, agency, or instrumentality; and 
third, for all other operations. 


Emergency situations. 

In an emer-

gency that requires immediate decision 
and action for the safety of the flight, 
the pilot in command of an aircraft 
may deviate from this section to the 
extent required by that emergency. Ex-

cept for U.S. air carriers and commer-
cial operators that are subject to the 
requirements of 14 CFR part 119, 121, 
125, or 135, each person who deviates 
from this section must, within 10 days 
of the deviation, excluding Saturdays, 
Sundays, and Federal holidays, submit 
to the responsible Flight Standards Of-
fice a complete report of the operations 
of the aircraft involved in the devi-
ation, including a description of the de-
viation and the reasons for it. 



This SFAR will remain 

in effect until September 18, 2020. The 
FAA may amend, rescind, or extend 
this SFAR, as necessary. 

[Docket No. FAA–2018–0838, Amdt. No. 91–352, 
83 FR 47064, Sept. 18, 2018] 

Subpart N—Mitsubishi MU–2B Se-

ries Special Training, Experi-
ence, and Operating Require-



: Docket FAA–2006–24981, Amdt. 91– 

344, 81 FR 61591, Sept. 7, 2016, unless other-
wise noted. 

§ 91.1701


(a) On and after November 7, 2016, all 

training conducted in an MU–2B must 
follow an approved MU–2B training 
program that meets the standards of 
this subpart. 

(b) This subpart applies to all persons 

who operate a Mitsubishi MU–2B series 
airplane, including those who act as 
pilot in command, act as second-in- 
command, or other persons who manip-
ulate the controls while under the su-
pervision of a pilot in command. 

(c) This subpart also applies to those 

persons who provide pilot training for a 
Mitsubishi MU–2B series airplane. The 
requirements in this subpart are in ad-
dition to the requirements of parts 61, 
91, and 135 of this chapter. 

§ 91.1703

Compliance and eligibility. 

(a) Except as provided in paragraph 

(b) of this section, no person may ma-
nipulate the controls, act as PIC, act 
as second-in-command, or provide pilot 
training for a Mitsubishi MU–2B series 
airplane unless that person meets the 
requirements of this subpart. 

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