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Cairo International Airport

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HECA
Airport
ICAO: HECA – IATA: CAI
Summary
Name Cairo International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Egypt EG.gif
Location Cairo, Al Qahirah
Serving Cairo
Elevation 116.434 m
382 ft
382 ft116.434 m
Coordinates 30° 6' 41.00" N, 31° 24' 50.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
05C/23C 3999 m13,120.079 ft
60 m196.85 ft
Asphalt yes/yes
05L/23R 3301 m10,830.053 ft
60 m196.85 ft
Asphalt yes/yes
05R/23L 4000 m13,123.36 ft
60 m196.85 ft
Asphalt yes/yes


METAR
Observation HECA 180930Z 03008KT 9999 FEW025 29/15 Q1017 NOSIG
Station Cairo Airport
Date/Time 18 October 2019 09:30:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 42%
QNH 1017 hPa
Weather condition n/a

GND
Tag(s) Foreign Object Debris
WX
Tag(s) Sand Storm

Cairo International Airport

ICAO: HECA IATA: CAI

Description

International airport serving the Egyptian capital.

Climatology

Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C104 °F
313.15 K
563.67 °R
to 45°C113 °F
318.15 K
572.67 °R
are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of HECA

  • B772, Cairo Egypt, 2011 (On 29 July 2011 an oxygen-fed fire started in the flight deck of an Egypt Air Boeing 777-200 about to depart from Cairo with most passengers boarded. The fire rapidly took hold despite attempts at extinguishing it but all passengers were safely evacuated via the still-attached air bridge access to doors 1L and 2L. The flight deck and adjacent structure was severely damaged. The Investigation could not conclusively determine the cause of the fire but suspected that wiring damage attributable to inadequately secured cabling may have provided a source of ignition for an oxygen leak from the crew emergency supply)