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Bristol International Airport

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Name Bristol International Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Lulsgate, North Somerset, England
Serving Bristol
Elevation 189.586 m <br />622 ft <br />622 ft189.586 m <br />
Coordinates 51° 22' 59.62" N, 2° 43' 4.29" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2011 m6,597.769 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation EGGD 162220Z AUTO 06005KT 9999 NCD 04/M04 Q1030
Station Bristol / Lulsgate
Date/Time 16 April 2021 22:20:00
Wind direction 60°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 4°C
Dew point
Humidity 55%
QNH 1030 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Low Level Turbulence

Bristol Airport



Bristol Airport, located at Lulsgate in North Somerset, is an international airport serving the city of Bristol and the surrounding region. It was officially renamed Bristol International Airport in 1997.


Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F <br />287.15 K <br />516.87 °R <br />. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGGD

  • A320, Bristol UK, 2019 (On 23 March 2019, the crew of a fully-loaded Airbus A320 about to depart Bristol detected an abnormal noise from the nose landing gear as a towbarless tug was being attached. Inspection found that the aircraft nose gear had been impact-damaged rendering the aircraft no longer airworthy and the passengers were disembarked. The Investigation noted that tug driver training had been in progress and that the tug had not been correctly aligned with the nose wheels, possibly due to a momentary lapse in concentration causing the tug being aligned with the nose leg rather than the nose wheels.)
  • B738, vicinity Bristol UK, 2019 (On 1 June 2019, a Boeing 737-800 was instructed to go around after it was observed to be significantly below the vertical profile for its RNAV approach as it reached the procedure minimum descent altitude. Having then climbed less than 300 feet, the aircraft began to descend, reaching 457 feet agl before resuming its climb. The Investigation found that the terrain proximity on approach followed a failure to discontinue a comprehensively unstable approach and the terrain proximity episode during the go around was due to continued following of the Flight Director which was providing guidance based on incorrect mode selections.)
  • E145, Bristol UK, 2017 (On 22 December 2017, an Embraer 145 departed the side of the runway shortly after touching down at Bristol and finally stopped 120 metres from the runway edge. The Investigation found that the aircraft had landed after the emergency/parking brake had been inadvertently selected on during the approach when the intention had been to deploy the speed brakes. It was noted that the Captain designated as Pilot Flying had been new to both the aircraft type and the Operator and had been flying under supervision as part of the associated type conversion requirement for line training.)