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Belfast/George Best Belfast City Airport

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EGAC
Airport
ICAO: EGAC – IATA: BHD
Summary
Name Belfast/George Best Belfast City Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Port of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Serving Belfast
Elevation 4.572 m
15 ft4.572 m
Coordinates 54° 37' 10.14" N, 5° 52' 26.18" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 1829 m6,000.656 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation EGAC 061320Z AUTO 24009KT 9999 FEW013/// SCT018/// BKN034/// 09/08 Q0997
Station Belfast / Harbour
Date/Time 06 December 2019 13:20:00
Wind direction 240°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 9°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 997 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Belfast City

ICAO: EGAC IATA: BHD

Description

Belfast City Airport, recently given the commercial identity 'George Best Belfast City' is a downtown airport in Belfast, County Down, Northern Ireland with a single runway and is situated adjacent to the Port of Belfast approximately 3 km1.62 nm
3,000 m
9,842.52 ft
from Belfast City Centre. It shares the site with the Bombardier (formerly Short Bros) aircraft manufacturing facility.

Climatology

Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) - Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGAC

  • DH8D, vicinity Belfast City UK, 2018 (On 11 January 2018, a Bombardier DHC8-400 departed Belfast City with incorrectly-set Flight Director (FD) modes and the Autopilot was then engaged without either pilot noticing that the aircraft was not being flown in accordance with the FD command bar or that the aircraft had then begun to descend. The rate of descent increased unnoticed and reached 4,300 fpm before recovery from a 928 feet minimum height after EGPWS 'DON'T SINK' and 'PULL UP' annunciations. The Investigation found that no target altitude had been entered and noted failure to follow normal operating procedures including on the use of checklists.)