Sudan Conflict

On 15 April 2023 conflict erupted in Sudan, targeting Khartoum airport, ultimately resulting in the destruction of over 20 aircraft and closure of airspace in one of the most heavily travelled flight corridors, significantly impacting both the Aviation and Insurance industries.

Two days prior to the escalation, Osprey Flight Solutions issued an Alert to all clients stating, ‘Expect increased tensions following alleged mobilisation of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces’ and advising “Operators should be prepared for continued tensions and the possibility of clashes between the Sudanese military and RSF nationwide in the coming days. It remains a realistic possibility that clashes may escalate into more prolonged fighting throughout the country. Additionally, in the event of prolonged fighting between the Sudanese military and the RSF, airports, including Khartoum International Airport (HSSK/KRT), are likely to be targeted by RSF forces in an attempt to restrict the ability of the Sundanese Air Force and in order to control key sites.”

This predictive intelligence provided our clients operating in the area 48hrs to implement mitigation measures and limit the impact of the disruption.

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