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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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EHAM
Airport
ICAO: EHAM – IATA: AMS
Summary
Name Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Region Europe
Territory Netherlands NL.gif
Location Haarlemmermeer, Noord-Holland
Serving Amsterdam
Elevation -3.353 m
-11 ft
-11 ft-3.353 m
Type large airport
Coordinates 52° 18' 31.0068", 4° 45' 50.0004"
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 2014 m6,607.612 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP yes/yes
6/24 3500 m11,482.94 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP yes/yes
9/27 3453 m11,328.74 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP yes/yes
18C/36C 3300 m10,826.772 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP yes/yes
18L/36R 3400 m11,154.856 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP yes/yes
18R/36L 3800 m12,467.192 ft 60 m196.85 ft ASP yes/yes
METAR
Observation EHAM 131425Z 22012KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 BKN045 05/04 Q0994 NOSIG
Station Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Date/Time 13 December 2017 14:25:00
Wind direction 220°
Wind speed 12 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 5°C
Dew point 4°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 994 hPa
Weather condition in vicinity: showers

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

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Netherlands' main international airport, located 4.9 nm9,074.8 m
9.075 km
29,772.966 ft
southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The airport used to have the IATA code of SPL, which has fallen into disuse and has been replaced by AMS.

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 EHAM

  • A318/B739, vicinity Amsterdam Netherlands, 2007 (On 6 December 2007 an Airbus A318 being operated by Air France on a scheduled passenger flight from Lyon to Amsterdam carried out missed approach from runway 18C at destination and lost separation in night VMC against a Boeing 737-900 being operated by KLM on a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to London Heathrow which had just departed from runway 24. The conflict was resolved by correct responses to the respective coordinated TCAS RAs after which the A318 passed close behind the 737. There were no abrupt manoeuvres and none of the 104 and 195 occupants respectively on board were injured.)
  • A332/B738, vicinity Amsterdam Netherlands, 2012 (On 13 November 2012, a Garuda Airbus A330 and a KLM Boeing 737 lost separation against each other whilst correctly following radar vectors to parallel approaches at Amsterdam but there was no actual risk of collision as each aircraft had the other in sight and no TCAS RA occurred. The Investigation found that one of the controllers involved had used permitted discretion to override normal procedures during a short period of quiet traffic but had failed to restore normal procedures when it became necessary to do so, thus creating the conflict and the ANSP was recommended to review their procedures.)
  • B733 / vehicle, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2010 (On 18 December 2010, the ATC Runway Controller responsible for runway 24 at Amsterdam gave a daylight take off clearance in normal visibility to a Norwegian Boeing 737-300 whilst a bird control vehicle which they had earlier given clearance to enter the runway was still on it. The departing aircraft overflew the vehicle without noticing it. The subsequent investigation highlighted significant differences between the procedures for active runway access at Amsterdam and corresponding international practice as well as finding that integrated safety investigation and overall safety management at the airport were systemically ineffective.)
  • B733, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2010 (On 10 February 2010 a KLM Boeing 737-300 unintentionally made a night take off from Amsterdam in good visibility from the taxiway parallel to the runway for which take off clearance had been given. Because of the available distance and the absence of obstructions, the take off was otherwise uneventful. The Investigation noted the familiarity of the crew with the airport and identified apparent complacency.)
  • B734, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2010 (1) (On 6 June 2010, a Boeing 737-400 being operated by Atlas Blue, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Air Maroc, on a passenger flight from Amsterdam to Nador, Morocco encountered a flock of geese just after becoming airborne from runway 18L in day VMC close to sunset and lost most of the thrust on the left engine following bird ingestion. A MAYDAY was declared and a minimal single engine climb out was followed by very low level visual manoeuvring not consistently in accordance with ATC radar headings before the aircraft landed back on runway 18R just over 9 minutes later.)
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