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Edinburgh Airport

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Name Edinburgh Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Turnhouse, Scotland
Serving Edinburgh
Elevation 41.453 m <br />136 ft <br />136 ft41.453 m <br />
Coordinates 55° 56' 56.89" N, 3° 21' 30.59" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
6/24 2560 m8,398.95 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
8/26 799 m2,621.391 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP /
12/30 1747 m5,731.627 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation EGPH 261750Z 22017KT 9999 SCT026 16/12 Q1001
Station Edinburgh Airport
Date/Time 26 October 2021 17:50:00
Wind direction 220°
Wind speed 17 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 12°C
Humidity 77%
QNH 1001 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Edinburgh Airport



Domestic and international airport serving the Scottish City of Edinburgh 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 <br />287.15 K <br />516.87 °R <br />. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGPH

  • B738 / A320, Edinburgh UK, 2018 (On 13 August 2018, a Boeing 737-800 arriving at Edinburgh came to within 875 metres of an Airbus A320 departing from the same runway. Landing clearance was given one minute prior to touchdown which occurred when the departing aircraft was passing 60 feet aal and both aircraft were over the runway surface at the same time which constituted a runway incursion under local procedures. The Investigation found that the TWR position had been occupied by a trainee controller who had not received sufficient support from their supervisor after failing to act appropriately to ensure that the prescribed separation was maintained.)
  • DH8D, vicinity Edinburgh UK, 2008 (On 23 December 2008, a DHC8-400 being operated by Flybe on a scheduled passenger flight from Southampton to Edinburgh continued descent below its cleared altitude of 2100ft in day VMC prior to and then whilst tracking the ILS LLZ for Runway 23 at destination. It remained below the ILS GS until the ATC GND Controller, who had no formal responsibility for this phase of flight but was positioned alongside the TWR Controller, observed that aircraft had descended to within 800 ft of local terrain approximately 5 nm from the runway threshold. The flight crew appeared unaware of this when making a ‘Finals’ call to TWR at 5.5 nm and so the Controller queried the descent. The aircraft was then levelled to achieve 600ft agl at 4nm from the threshold and an uneventful landing subsequently followed.)
  • SH36, vicinity Edinburgh UK, 2001 (On 27 February 2001, a Loganair SD3-60 lost all power on both engines soon after take off from Edinburgh. An attempt to ditch in the Firth or Forth in rough seas resulted in the break up and sinking of the aircraft and neither pilot survived. The loss of power was attributed to the release of previously accumulated frozen deposits into the engine core when the engine anti icing systems were selected on whilst climbing through 2200 feet. These frozen deposits were considered to have accumulated whilst the aircraft had been parked prior to flight without engine intake blanks fitted.)