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London Heathrow Airport

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EGLL
Airport
ICAO: EGLL – IATA: LHR
Summary
Name London Heathrow Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Hillingdon, London, England
Serving London
Elevation 25.298 m
83 ft
83 ft25.298 m
Type large airport
Coordinates 51° 28' 13.2344", -0° 27' 12.3275"
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
09L/27R 3901 m12,798.556 ft 50 m164.042 ft ASP yes/yes
09R/27L 3658 m12,001.312 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation EGLL 220920Z AUTO 04006KT 350V070 9999 NCD 11/04 Q1038 NOSIG
Station London / Heathrow Airport
Date/Time 22 October 2018 09:20:00
Wind direction 40°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 11°C
Dew point 4°C
Humidity 62%
QNH 1038 hPa
Weather condition n/a

BS
Tag(s) Bird Strike
LOS
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation

Largest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom, which also handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world. It serves both the London region and a wide area of central and southern England and Wales as well as being a major European hub airport.

Climatology

Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C287.15 K
57.2 °F
516.87 °R
. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGLL

  • A306 / B744, vicinity London Heathrow UK, 1996 (On 5 April 1996 a significant loss of separation occurred when a B744, taking off from runway 27R at London Heathrow came into conflict to the west of Heathrow Airport with an A306 which had carried out a missed approach from the parallel runway 27L. Both aircraft were following ATC instructions. Both aircraft received and correctly followed TCAS RAs, the B744 to descend and the A306 to adjust vertical speed, which were received at the same time as corrective ATC clearances.)
  • A319, London Heathrow UK, 2007 (On 12 February 2007, an Airbus A319-100 being operated by British Airways on a scheduled passenger flight into London Heathrow made unintended contact in normal daylight visibility with the stationary airbridge at the arrival gate. This followed an emergency stop made after seeing hand signals from ground staff whilst following SEGS indications which appeared to suggest that there was a further 5 metres to run to the correct parking position. There was no damage to the aircraft, only minimal damage to the airbridge and there were no injuries to the aircraft occupants or any other person)
  • A319, London Heathrow UK, 2009 (On 15 March 2009, an Airbus A319-100 being operated by British Airways on a scheduled passenger flight from London Heathrow to Edinburgh experienced an electrical malfunction which blanked the EFIS displays following engine start with some electrical fumes but no smoke. The engines were shut down, a PAN was declared to ATC and the aircraft was towed back onto the gate where passengers disembarked normally via the airbridge.)
  • A319, London Heathrow UK, 2013 (On 24 May 2013 the fan cowl doors on both engines of an Airbus A319 detached as it took off from London Heathrow. Their un-latched status after a routine maintenance input had gone undetected. Extensive structural and system damage resulted and a fire which could not be extinguished until the aircraft was back on the ground began in one engine. Many previously-recorded cases of fan cowl door loss were noted but none involving such significant collateral damage. Safety Recommendations were made on aircraft type certification in general, A320-family aircraft modification, maintenance fatigue risk management and aircrew procedures and training.)
  • A320, London Heathrow UK, 2006 (On 26 June 2006, after an uneventful pre-flight pushback of a British Airways Airbus A320-200 at London Heathrow Airport, the aircraft started moving under its own power and, shortly afterwards, collided with the tractor that had just performed the pushback, damaging both the right engine and the tractor.)
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