New Chitose Airport
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|ICAO: RJCC – IATA: CTS|
|Name||New Chitose Airport|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Elevation||21.336 m |
70 ft21.336 m
|Coordinates||42° 46' 28.98" N, 141° 41' 25.09" E|
|Date/Time||18 April 2019 16:30:00|
|Wind speed||12 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||few clouds|
New Chitose Airport serves the Sapporo metropolitan area. It is adjacent to the former Chitose civil airport which became a Japan Self Defence Force (JSDF) airbase in 1988. The pair of parallel runways at each aerodrome are in almost identical alignment but carry designations which vary by 10 degrees. ATC service for both aerodromes is provided by the JSDF.
Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) - characterized by four seasons: cold, windy, snowy winters, mild springs, hot, humid summers, and crisp and relatively short autumns. Precipitation reaches its lowest in January and February and peaks in summer and latter half of spring.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of RJCC
- B744 / MD90, New Chitose Japan, 2008 (On 16 February 2008, during daylight and in poor visibility, a Boeing 747-400, operated by Japan Airlines, was holding on a taxiway next to runway 01R of New Chitose Airport, Japan. A Douglas MD-90-30 operated by the same airline landed on the same runway and was still on the runway when the B747 was cleared to line up and wait. Shortly after lineup the B747 began its takeoff roll without receiving such clearance and subsequently was instructed to abort the takeoff. The crew of the B747 successfully rejected the takeoff.)
- B763 / B772, New Chitose Japan, 2007 (On 27 June 2007, a Skymark Boeing 767-300 rejected its night take off from the 3000 metre-long runway 19R at New Chitose from around 80 knots when an All Nippon Boeing 777-200 which had just landed on runway 19L was seen to be taxying across the runway near the far end. There was no actual risk of collision. Both aircraft were being operated in accordance with conflicting air traffic clearances issued by the same controller. None of the three controllers present in the TWR including the Supervisor noticed the error until alerted by the aircraft rejected take off call.)