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345.947998 m1,135 ft
|Coordinates||33° 26' 6" N, 112° 0' 35" W|
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|26N, KABE, KABQ, KABY, KACK, KACV, KAEX, KAFW, KAGS, KAHN, KALN, KALO, KALS, KAPN, KASE, KATL, KAUG, KAVL, KAXN, KAZO, KBDL, KBED, KBFL, KBGR, KBHB, KBHM, KBLV, KBMI, KBOI, KBOS, KBQK, KBRL, KBTR, KBUF, KBUR, KBWI, KBZN, KCAE, KCEC, KCEZ, KCHA, KCIC, KCID, KCIU, KCLE, KCLT, KCMH, KCMI, KCMX, KCOS|
|Station||Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Date/Time||23 May 2013 19:51:00|
|Wind speed||06 kts|
|Tag(s)||Parallel Runway Operation|
Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport
ICAO: KPHX IATA: PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX) is located in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C313.15 K
563.67 °R to 45°C318.15 K
572.67 °R are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Parallel Runway Operation, need to be carefully managed in such a manner as to minimise the risk of runway incursion or wrong runway use due. Closely-spaced parallel runways may affect the pilots' situational awareness or lead to their distraction or confusion.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KPHX
- A320, Phoenix AZ USA, 2002 (RE HF) (On 28 August 2002, an America West Airbus A320 operating under an ADD for an inoperative left engine thrust reverser veered off the side of the runway during the landing roll at Phoenix AZ after the Captain mismanaged the thrust levers and lost directional control as a consequence of applying asymmetric thrust. Substantial damage occurred to the aircraft but most occupants were uninjured.)
- B744, Phoenix USA, 2009 (FIRE HF) (On 10 January 2009, a Boeing 747-400 being operated by British Airways on a scheduled passenger flight from Phoenix USA to London had been pushed back from the gate in normal daylight visibility and the engines start was continuing when fumes and smoke were observed in the cabin and flight deck. The aircraft commander decided to return to the stand but there was some delay while the tug was reconnected and the movement accomplished. The intensity of the fumes increased and as the aircraft came to a halt on the stand an emergency evacuation was ordered.)