On May 12, 2023, the FAA released a statement that, beginning June 15. it would change the way enroute IFR charts for low- and high-altitude flights are displayed outside U.S. airspace. Last week, the agency released a follow-up reminder starting on June 15, pilots should “refer to charts from host countries for situational awareness for detailed and accurate non-U.S. data.” 

According to the press release, “The FAA does not reliably receive foreign data with sufficient lead times to produce the foreign areas of FAA charts with the same robust, for navigation, content as within U.S. airspace. Additionally, foreign aeronautical information is not supported by the U.S. NOTAM System.   

“The FAA charts will continue to provide aeronautical information for orientation and transition to the appropriate non-U.S. aeronautical information publications.”   

For more information, visit https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/ifr