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Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport

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Name Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport
Region Europe
Territory France FR.gif
Location Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Serving Nice
Elevation 3.658 m <br />12 ft <br />12 ft3.658 m <br />
Type medium airport
Coordinates 43° 39' 34.53" N, 7° 12' 47.15" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
04L/22R 2742 m8,996.063 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
04R/22L 2960 m9,711.286 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation LFMN 071300Z 11009KT 9999 FEW040 SCT230 14/05 Q1021 NOSIG
Station Nice
Date/Time 07 March 2021 13:00:00
Wind direction 110°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 5°C
Humidity 54%
QNH 1021 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Low Level Turbulence

Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport



Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is an airport located 3.2 nm5,926.4 m <br />5.926 km <br />19,443.57 ft <br /> southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. The airport is positioned 7 km3.78 nm <br />7,000 m <br />22,965.879 ft <br /> west of the city centre, and is the principal port of arrival for passengers to the Côte d'Azur.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LFMN

  • A319, Nice France, 2019 (On 29 August 2019, an Airbus A319 crew used more runway than expected during a reduced thrust takeoff from Nice, although not enough to justify increasing thrust. It was subsequently found that an identical error made by both pilots when independently calculating takeoff performance data for the most limiting runway intersection had resulted in use of data for a less limiting intersection than the one eventually used. The Investigation concluded that the only guaranteed way to avoid such an error would be an automatic cross check, a system upgrade which was not possible on the particular aircraft involved.)
  • E190, Nice France, 2017 (On 6 November 2017, an Embraer E190 cleared for a normal visibility night takeoff at Nice began it on a parallel taxiway without ATC awareness until it had exceeded 80 knots when ATC noticed and a rejected takeoff was instructed and accomplished without any consequences. The Investigation found that although both pilots were familiar with Nice, their position monitoring relative to taxi clearance was inadequate and both had demonstrated a crucial lack of awareness of the colour difference between taxiway and runway lighting. Use of non-standard communications phraseology by both controllers and flight crew was also found to be contributory.)
  • PRM1/CRJ2, Nice France, 2012 (On 29 March 2010, a Raytheon 390 operating a passenger charter flight failed to follow acknowledged taxi instructions in normal visibility at night and entered the departure runway at an intermediate intersection and turned to backtrack against an opposite direction CRJ200 which had just started its take off roll. There was no ATC intervention but the CRJ crew saw the aircraft ahead and were able to stop before reaching it. The Raytheon flight crew stated that they had “encountered considerable difficulties finding out where they were while taxiing” and ended up on the departure runway “without realising it”.)