If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user
From SKYbrary Wiki
609.599976 m2,000 ft
|Coordinates||40° 29' 38" N, 3° 34' 2" W|
| All Airports
|LEAB, LEAL, LEAS, LEBB, LEBL, LEGE, LEGR, LEIB, LELL, LEMD, LEMG, LEMH, LEPA, LESB, LESO, LEST, LETO, LEVC, LEVX, LEXJ, LEZG, LEZL|
|Station||Madrid / Barajas|
|Date/Time||09 December 2013 18:30:00|
|Wind speed||06 kts|
|Clouds||clouds and visibility OK|
|Tag(s)||Parallel Runway Operation|
|Tag(s)||Engineered Materials Arresting System|
ICAO: LEMD IATA: MAD
International airport serving the Spanish capital.
"Continental" Mediterranean climate - a variation fo the Mediterranean Climate with characteristics of a continental climate due to altitude and limited influence of the sea (Köppen climate classification Csa) - cool winters due to altitude, including sporadic snowfalls and minimum temperatures often below freezing. Summer tends to be hot and dry with significant diurnal temperature range.
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.
- Engineered Materials Arresting System, uses a specially installed surface which quickly stops any aircraft that moves on it and is installed at the end of runways to reduce the extent, and associated risks, of any overrun off the end of a runway
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LEMD
- MD82, Madrid Barajas Spain, 2008 (HF LOC AW FIRE) (On 20 August 2008, an MD82 aircraft operated by Spanair took off from Madrid Barajas Airport with flaps and slats retracted; the incorrect configuration resulted in loss of control, collision with the ground, and the destruction of the aircraft.)