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Cairo International Airport

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HECA
Airport
ICAO: HECA – IATA: CAI
Summary
Name Cairo International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Egypt EG.gif
Location Cairo, Al Qahirah
Serving Cairo
Elevation 116.434 m <br />382 ft <br />382 ft116.434 m <br />
Coordinates 30° 6' 41.00" N, 31° 24' 50.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
05C/23C 3999 m13,120.079 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> Asphalt yes/yes
05L/23R 3301 m10,830.053 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> Asphalt yes/yes
05R/23L 4000 m13,123.36 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> Asphalt yes/yes


METAR
Observation HECA 072130Z 06006KT CAVOK 15/11 Q1018 NOSIG
Station Cairo Airport
Date/Time 07 March 2021 21:30:00
Wind direction 60°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 15°C
Dew point 11°C
Humidity 77%
QNH 1018 hPa
Weather condition n/a

GND
Tag(s) Foreign Object Debris
WX
Tag(s) Sand Storm

Cairo International Airport

ICAO: HECA IATA: CAI

Description

International airport serving the Egyptian capital.

Climatology

Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C104 °F <br />313.15 K <br />563.67 °R <br /> to 45°C113 °F <br />318.15 K <br />572.67 °R <br /> are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of HECA

  • B772, Cairo Egypt, 2011 (On 29 July 2011 an oxygen-fed fire started in the flight deck of an Egypt Air Boeing 777-200 about to depart from Cairo with most passengers boarded. The fire rapidly took hold despite attempts at extinguishing it but all passengers were safely evacuated via the still-attached air bridge access to doors 1L and 2L. The flight deck and adjacent structure was severely damaged. The Investigation could not conclusively determine the cause of the fire but suspected that wiring damage attributable to inadequately secured cabling may have provided a source of ignition for an oxygen leak from the crew emergency supply)