Langkawi airspace closed from tomorrow for Lima’23: CAAM

Langkawi airspace closed from tomorrow for Lima’23: CAAM

Authorities say it will be reopened on May 27, drones also prohibited for safety

In conjunction with the 2023 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, Langkawi airspace will be closed from tomorrow to May 27.

Langkawi’s airspace is closed starting tomorrow, the operation of drones is prohibited

RMAF aircraft undergo preliminary training in the airspace of Butterworth Air Base, to make the air show successful in conjunction with LIMA’23.

PUTRAJAYA: Langkawi airspace is closed from tomorrow until May 27 as stated in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) Supplement in conjunction with the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA ’23), said Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) Norazman Mahmud,

He said that the operation of drones is also prohibited during the period in order to avoid any untoward incident, especially involving the safety and security of the public as well as aircraft operating in Langkawi’s airspace.

“The use of drones without approval is feared to disrupt training and air shows throughout the organization of LIMA ’23,” he said in a statement today.

Any aviation activity including the operation of drone activities that may pose a danger to the public or property is subject to Section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 1969 [Act 3], Regulation 98 and Regulation 140-144 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 and the Civil Aviation Directives ( CADs), he said.

The LIMA ’23 exhibition will last for five days starting May 23, with more than 600 companies from 60 countries expected to participate.

The last time LIMA was held was in 2019, and it was not held in 2021 following the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world at that time.

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