1. Applicability. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR)
No. 87 applies to all U.S. air carriers or commercial operators, all
persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the
FAA unless that person is engaged in the operation of a U.S.-registered
aircraft for a foreign air carrier, and all operators using aircraft
registered in the United States except where the operator of such aircraft
is a foreign air carrier.
2. Flight prohibition. Except as provided in paragraphs 3 and 4
of this SFAR, no person described in paragraph 1 may conduct flight
operations within the territory and airspace of Ethiopia north of 12
degrees north latitude.
3. Permitted operations. This SFAR does not prohibit persons
described in paragraph 1 from conducting flight operations within the
territory and airspace of Ethiopia where such operations are authorized
either by exemption issued by the Administrator or by an authorization
issued by another agency of the United States Government with the approval
of the FAA.
4. Emergency situations. In an emergency that requires immediate
decision and action for the safety of the flight, the pilot in command of
an aircraft may deviate from this SFAR to the extent required by that
emergency. Except for U.S. air carriers and commercial operators that are
subject to the requirements of 14 CFR 121.557, 121.559, or 135.19, each
person who deviates from this rule shall, within ten (10) days of the
deviation, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, submit to
the nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office a complete report of the
operations of the aircraft involved in the deviation, including a
description of the deviation and the reasons therefor.
5. Expiration. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation shall
remain in effect until further notice.