If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user

 Actions

Christchurch

From SKYbrary Wiki

NZCH
Airport
ICAO: NZCH – IATA: CHC
Summary
Name Christchurch
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory New Zealand NZ.gif
Location Harewood, Christchurch
Serving Christchurch
Elevation 37.49 m
123 ft
123 ft37.49 m
Coordinates 43° 29' 21.09" S, 172° 32' 1.74" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
1/19 515 m1,689.633 ft
70 m229.659 ft
GRS /
2/20 3288 m10,787.402 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
11/29 1703 m5,587.27 ft
45 m147.638 ft
Bitumen yes/yes


METAR
Observation NZCH 231100Z AUTO 33001KT 9999 FEW010/// OVC015/// 13/12 Q1020 BECMG BKN009
Station Christchurch
Date/Time 23 April 2019 11:00:00
Wind direction 330°
Wind speed 01 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 13°C
Dew point 12°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Christchurch International Airport

ICAO: NZCH IATA: CHC

Description

Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 km6.479 nm
12,000 m
39,370.079 ft
to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood.

Climatology

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
.

Maps

Terrain

Loading map...

Airport Layout

Loading map...


Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of NZCH

  • B738, Christchurch New Zealand, 2015 (On 11 May 2015, a Boeing 737-800 crew making a night landing at Christchurch had to react quickly when braking action deteriorated and only just succeeded in preventing an overrun. The Investigation found that a damp rather than wet runway had been assumed despite recent rain and that the aircraft operator had recently changed their procedures so that a damp runway should be considered as dry rather than wet for runway performance purposes. The questionable determination of the crew that the runway was likely to be damp, not wet, was attributed to a relatively high workload prior to final approach.)
  • B738, vicinity Christchurch New Zealand, 2011 (On 29 October 2011, a Boeing 737-800 on approach to Christchurch during the 68 year-old aircraft commander's annual route check as 'Pilot Flying' continued significantly below the applicable ILS minima without any intervention by the other pilots present before the approach lights became visible and an uneventful touchdown occurred. The Investigation concluded that the commander had compromised the safety of the flight but found no evidence to suggest that age was a factor in his performance. A Safety Recommendation was made to the Regulator concerning the importance of effective management of pilot check flights.)