The tragedy of flight MH17 has highlighted the aviation industry's fragmented and uncoordinated approach to airspace risk assessment, resulting in growing calls from airlines and industry groups for collective action to address this issue (Aviation Week & Space Technology, July 28, 2014).
Explore our interactive map of the FAA's prohibitions, restrictions and notices affecting airline routes and destinations.
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