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Brisbane Airport

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Name Brisbane Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Brisbane, Queensland
Serving Brisbane
Elevation 3.962 m <br />13 ft <br />13 ft3.962 m <br />
Coordinates 27° 23' 29.80" S, 153° 7' 20.76" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
1/19 3560 m11,679.79 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
14/32 1700 m5,577.428 ft <br /> 30 m98.425 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation YBBN 200200Z 03019KT CAVOK 24/17 Q1017
Station Brisbane Airport M. O
Date/Time 20 September 2021 02:00:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 19 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 24°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 64%
QNH 1017 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Tropical Revolving Storm

Brisbane Airport



Serves the city of Brisbane and the surrounding metropolitan area.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YBBN

  • A332, vicinity Brisbane Australia, 2013 (On 21 November 2013, an A330 rejected its take off from Brisbane after an airspeed indication failure. Following maintenance intervention, a similar airspeed indication fault on the subsequent departure was reported to have been detected after V1. Once airborne, reversion to Alternate Law occurred and slat retraction failed. After an air turnback, it was discovered that the cause of both events was blockage of the No. 1 Pitot Head by a mud-dauber wasp nest which was created during the initial two hour turnround at Brisbane. Investigation of a 2014 event to a Boeing 737 at Brisbane with exactly the same causation was noted.)
  • B734, Brisbane Australia, 2001 (On 18th January 2001, a Qantas Boeing 737-400 encountered a Microburst while conducting a go-around at Brisbane Australia.)
  • Vehicle / B738, Brisbane Australia, 2006 (On 21 April 2006, a Boeing 737-800 cleared to take off from Brisbane began to do so whilst a vehicle was crossing the same runway in accordance with an ATC clearance issued on a different frequency. The aircraft crew saw the vehicle as they accelerated but decided that it would be clear by the time they reached its position. The vehicle driver reported that he was still within the runway strip when the aircraft passed. Since the occurrence, the adoption at Brisbane of the ICAO recommended procedure of using one frequency for all runway occupancy is being “actively considered”.)