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Sylt Airport

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Name Sylt Airport
Region Europe
Territory Germany DE.gif
Location Westerland, Sylt
Serving Sylt
Elevation 15.545 m <br />51 ft15.545 m <br />
Coordinates 54° 54' 39.53" N, 8° 20' 25.30" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
6/24 1696 m5,564.304 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
14/32 2120 m6,955.381 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> CON yes/yes

Observation EDXW 051350Z 30023KT 7000 VCSH SCT007 BKN010 07/06 Q0993
Station Westerland / Sylt
Date/Time 05 May 2021 13:50:00
Wind direction 300°
Wind speed 23 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 7°C
Dew point 6°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 993 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Sylt Airport (IATA: GWT, ICAO: EDXW) is the airport on the German island of Sylt.


Temperate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EDXW

  • A320, Sylt Germany, 2017 (On 30 September 2017, an Airbus A320 touched down late after an ILS approach to runway 32 at Sylt with a significant tailwind component being reported and failed to stop before overrunning the end of the runway and subsequently stopped on grass 80 metres beyond it. The Investigation noted that the calculated required landing distance was close to the landing distance available, the actual approach speed was 20 knots above the calculated one and that the aircraft had floated in the flare above a wet runway. It was concluded that the runway excursion was attributable to non-performance of a go-around.)