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The US plans to impose additional limitations on US carriers – most of which are freighter operators – operating in and over Afghanistan have been withdrawn. CH Aviation reports that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposals, initially lodged in May, sought to restrict flights below a certain altitude, unless authorised by the US government and approved by the FAA. The decision appears linked to the FAA’s realisation that all US carriers operating in Afghanistan are doing so at the behest of government or military. Such restrictions, it reportedly admitted, would merely add a layer of bureaucracy and achieve little.

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