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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
622 ft
622 ft189.586 m
Coordinates 51° 22' 59.62" N, 2° 43' 4.29" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2011 m6,597.769 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation EGGD 050720Z 19011KT 160V220 9999 FEW003 SCT006 17/16 Q1011
Station Bristol / Lulsgate
Date/Time 05 August 2020 07:20:00
Wind direction 190°
Wind speed 11 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 17°C
Dew point 16°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1011 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
287.15 K
516.87 °R
. 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.)
  • 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.)