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Glasgow International Airport

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Name Glasgow International Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Paisley, Scotland
Serving Glasgow
Elevation 7.925 m
26 ft
26 ft7.925 m
Coordinates 55° 52' 5.40" N, 4° 26' 8.73" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 2658 m8,720.472 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
9/27 1104 m3,622.047 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP no/no

Observation EGPF 051920Z AUTO 27011KT 9999 SCT027/// BKN036/// //////TCU 13/09 Q1002
Station Glasgow Airport
Date/Time 05 July 2020 19:20:00
Wind direction 270°
Wind speed 11 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 13°C
Dew point 9°C
Humidity 76%
QNH 1002 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Glasgow International Airport



A domestic and international airport serving the City of Glasgow and the surrounding region.


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 EGPF

  • A319, vicinity Glasgow UK, 2018 (On 30 September 2018, an Airbus A319 Captain had to complete a flight into Glasgow on his own when the First Officer left the flight deck after suffering a flying-related anxiety attack. After declaring a ‘PAN’ to ATC advising that the aircraft was being operated by only one pilot, the flight was completed without further event. The Investigation found that the First Officer had been “frightened” after the same Captain had been obliged to take control during his attempted landing the previous day and had “felt increasingly nervous” during his first ‘Pilot Flying’ task since the event the previous day.)
  • A320, vicinity Glasgow UK, 2008 (An Airbus A322 being operated by British Airways on a scheduled passenger flight from London Heathrow to Glasgow was being radar vectored in day IMC towards an ILS approach to runway 23 at destination when an EGPWS Mode 2 Hard Warning was received and the prescribed response promptly initiated by the flight crew with a climb to MSA.)
  • AT43, vicinity Glasgow, UK 2012 (On 22 February 2012, the crew of an ATR 42 making a radar-vectored ILS approach to runway 23 at Glasgow at night allowed the airspeed of the aircraft to reduce and a stall warning followed. Corrective action then led to an overspeed and further corrective action almost led to a second stall warning. The Investigation concluded that SOPs were not followed, monitoring was ineffective and crew cooperation during recovery was poor. It was considered that crew performance may have been affected by inadequate rest prior to a night flying duty period.)
  • B738, Glasgow UK, 2012 (On 19 October 2012, a Jet2-operated Boeing 737-800 departing Glasgow made a high speed rejected take off when a strange smell became apparent in the flight deck and the senior cabin crew reported what appeared to be smoke in the cabin. The subsequent emergency evacuation resulted in one serious passenger injury. The Investigation was unable to conclusively identify a cause of the smoke and the also- detected burning smells but excess moisture in the air conditioning system was considered likely to have been a factor and the Operator subsequently made changes to its maintenance procedures.)
  • B752/GLID, vicinity Glasgow UK, 2011 (On 23 July 2011 a Boeing 757 in Class ‘E’ airspace east of Glasgow in VMC encountered a glider ahead at the same altitude and deviated right to avoid a collision. The glider, climbing in a thermal, had not seen the 757 until it passed during avoiding action. The closest proximity was estimated as 100 metres at the same level as the glider passed to the left of the 757 in the opposite direction. Since the circumstances were considered to have demonstrated a safety critical risk by the UK CAA, an interim airspace reclassification Class ‘D’ was implemented)

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