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Khartoum International Airport

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Name Khartoum International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Sudan SD.gif
Location Khartoum, Khartoum
Serving Khartoum
Elevation 385.572 m <br />1,265 ft <br />1,265 ft385.572 m <br />
Coordinates 15° 35' 25.00" N, 32° 33' 11.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18/36 2972 m9,750.656 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> Asphalt yes/yes

Observation HSSS 171230Z 26003KT 9999 FEW050 38/14 Q1010 NOSIG
Station Khartoum
Date/Time 17 June 2021 12:30:00
Wind direction 260°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 38°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 24%
QNH 1010 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Sand Storm

International airport serving capital of Sudan.


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°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of HSSS

  • A310, Khartoum Sudan, 2008 (On 10 June 2008, a Sudan Airways Airbus A310 made a late night touchdown at Khartoum and the actions of the experienced crew were subsequently unable to stop the aircraft, which was in service with one thrust reverser inoperative and locked out, on the wet runway. The aircraft stopped essentially intact some 215 metres beyond the runway end after overrunning on smooth ground but a fuel-fed fire then took hold which impeded evacuation and eventually destroyed the aircraft.)
  • A320, Khartoum Sudan, 2005 (On 11 March 2005, an Airbus A321-200 operated by British Mediterranean Airways, executed two unstable approaches below applicable minima in a dust storm to land in Khartoum Airport, Sudan. The crew were attempting a third approach when they received information from ATC that visibility was below the minimum required for the approach and they decided to divert to Port Sudan where the A320 landed without further incident.)
  • A332/A345, Khartoum Sudan, 2010 (On 30 September 2010, an A330-200 was about to take off from Khartoum at night in accordance with its clearance when signalling from a hand-held flashlight and a radio call from another aircraft led to this not taking place. The other (on-stand) aircraft crew had found that they had been hit by the A330 as it had taxied past en route to the runway. The Investigation found that although there was local awareness that taxiway use and the provision of surface markings at Khartoum did not ensure safe clearance between aircraft, this was not being communicated by NOTAM or ATIS.)