May 18, 2022

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

The impact of the U.S. Treasury’s Air Koryo sanctions designations
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The impact of the U.S. Treasury’s Air Koryo sanctions designations

Short-term impact likely negligible, but potential for major consequences in medium-to-long term

The impact of the U.S. Treasury’s Air Koryo sanctions designations
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 6, 2016
Flying colors: A dispatch from North Korea’s first-ever air show

Flying colors: A dispatch from North Korea’s first-ever air show

The Wonsan Air Show attracted locals as well as tourists, showcasing the DPRK's air power

Flying colors: A dispatch from North Korea’s first-ever air show
NK News
NK News October 10, 2016
North Korea’s newest aircraft made by a company in New Zealand
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North Korea’s newest aircraft made by a company in New Zealand

P-750 XSTOL light aircraft photographed at the recent Wonsan Air Show

North Korea’s newest aircraft made by a company in New Zealand
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne September 30, 2016
Air Koryo Kuwait flight conducts irregular transit stop in China
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Air Koryo Kuwait flight conducts irregular transit stop in China

Irregular transit stop in Urumqi preferred over Islamabad, possible link to aviation notice issued on August 30

Air Koryo Kuwait flight conducts irregular transit stop in China
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald August 31, 2016
New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe
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New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe

Acquisition of light planes show ability for North Korea to purchase equipment indirectly

New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald | Leo Byrne June 24, 2016
North Korea to host inaugural international air show

North Korea to host inaugural international air show

Air Show greenlighted by Pyongyang authorities despite sanctions on aviation fuel to North Korea

North Korea to host inaugural international air show
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald May 20, 2016
Air Koryo’s scheduled Kuwait flights halted since February
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Air Koryo’s scheduled Kuwait flights halted since February

Absence of flights on national airliner may indicate impact of UNSC resolution passed in March

Air Koryo’s scheduled Kuwait flights halted since February
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald May 10, 2016
The UN’s N.Korea sanctions: The new, the familiar, the easily avoided

The UN’s N.Korea sanctions: The new, the familiar, the easily avoided

Much will depend on how other countries, especially China, choose to enforce new resolution

The UN’s N.Korea sanctions: The new, the familiar, the easily avoided
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian March 4, 2016
Without more flights, North Korea tourism industry will stagnate

Without more flights, North Korea tourism industry will stagnate

Possible Shanghai-to-Pyongyang flights a godsend in face of potential stagnation

Without more flights, North Korea tourism industry will stagnate
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson December 2, 2015
Analysis: International service unlikely to N. Korea’s new Wonsan Int’l Airport

Analysis: International service unlikely to N. Korea’s new Wonsan Int’l Airport

Lack of aircraft capacity and commercial refueling capabilities pose major hurdles to service

Analysis: International service unlikely to N. Korea’s new Wonsan Int’l Airport
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 1, 2015