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Maastricht Aachen Airport

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Name Maastricht Aachen Airport
Region Europe
Territory Netherlands NL.gif
Location Beek, Limburg
Serving Maastricht
Elevation 114.3 m
375 ft
375 ft114.3 m
Type large airport
Coordinates 50° 54' 41.97" N, 5° 46' 12.52" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 2500 m8,202.1 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation EHBK 210125Z AUTO 19011KT 150V220 9999 DZRA NSC 13/11 Q1006
Station Maastricht Airport Zuid Limburg
Date/Time 21 October 2020 01:25:00
Wind direction 190°
Wind speed 11 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 13°C
Dew point 11°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1006 hPa
Weather condition rain

Maastricht Aachen Airport is a regional airport located 5 nm9,260 m
9.26 km
30,380.577 ft
northeast of the city of Maastricht, in the town of Beek, both municipalities in the Limburg province in the Netherlands. The airport is also 15 nm27,780 m
27.78 km
91,141.732 ft
northwest of Aachen, a city in Germany.


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 EHBK

  • B744, Maastricht-Aachen Netherlands, 2017 (On 11 November 2017, a type-experienced Boeing 747-400ERF crew making a night rolling takeoff at Maastricht-Aachen lost aircraft directional control after an outer engine suddenly failed at low speed and a veer-off onto soft ground adjacent to the runway followed. The Investigation found that rather than immediately reject the takeoff when the engine failed, the crew had attempted to maintain directional control without thrust reduction to the point where an excursion became unavoidable. The effect of ‘startle’, the Captain’s use of a noise cancelling headset and poor alerting to the engine failure by the First Officer were considered contributory.)
  • F50 / T6, vicinity Maastricht Netherlands, 2007 (On 2 August 2007, a Fokker F50 on an ILS approach to Maastricht in IMC came into close proximity inside the CTZ with an unseen light aircraft which had failed to comply with its Special VFR transit clearance. The Investigation found that the transiting aircraft had come within 0.14nm / 260 metres of the opposite direction F50 at a similar altitude without either aircraft having sight of the other, and that the Harvard had been wrongly assumed by ATC to be a helicopter after an initial lack of call sign prefix clarity on first contact had not been positively resolved.)