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Keflavík International Airport

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BIKF
Airport
ICAO: BIKF – IATA: KEF
Summary
Name Keflavík International Airport
Region Northern Atlantic
Territory Iceland IS.gif
Location Keflavik, Suournes
Serving Keflavik
Elevation 52.121 m <br />171 ft <br />171 ft52.121 m <br />
Coordinates 63° 58' 36.08" N, 22° 36' 53.02" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
2/20 3054 m10,019.685 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
11/29 3065 m10,055.774 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation BIKF 241500Z 09009KT 3000 -DZ BKN015 OVC060 08/07 Q0984
Station Keflavikurflugvollur
Date/Time 24 October 2021 15:00:00
Wind direction 90°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 8°C
Dew point 7°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 984 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Volcanic Ash

Keflavik Airport

ICAO: BIKF IATA: KEF

Description

International civ/mil airport serving western Iceland.

Climatology

Subpolar Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfc) - uniform precipitation distribution, temperatures are moderated by the proximity of the ocean and warm currents - cool summers and comparatively mild winters.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of BIKF

  • B752, vicinity Keflavik Iceland, 2013 (On 26 February 2013, the crew of a Boeing 752 temporarily lost full control of their aircraft on a night auto-ILS approach at Keflavik when an un-commanded roll occurred during flap deployment after an earlier partial loss of normal hydraulic system pressure. The origin of the upset was found to have been a latent fatigue failure of a roll spoiler component, the effect of which had only become significant in the absence of normal hydraulic pressure and had been initially masked by autopilot authority until this was exceeded during flap deployment.)