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Abu Dhabi International Airport

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Name Abu Dhabi International Airport
Region Middle East
Territory United Arab Emirates AE.gif
Location Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Serving Abu Dhabi
Elevation 26.822 m
88 ft
88 ft26.822 m
Coordinates 24° 25' 59.00" N, 54° 39' 4.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
13/31 4100 m13,451.444 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP no/no

Observation OMAA 261200Z 32015KT 8000 NSC 39/23 Q0999 NOSIG
Station Abu Dhabi International Airport
Date/Time 26 June 2019 12:00:00
Wind direction 320°
Wind speed 15 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 39°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 40%
QNH 999 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Fog

New international airport to the east of the city of Abu Dhabi.


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°C to 45°C 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 OMAA

  • A320, vicinity Abu Dhabi UAE, 2012 (On 16 November 2012, Captain of an A320 positioning for approach to Abu Dhabi at night became incapacitated due to a stroke. The First Officer took over control and declared a MAYDAY to ATC. The subsequent approach and landing were uneventful but since the First Officer was not authorised to taxi the aircraft, it was towed to the gate for passenger disembarkation. The investigation found that the Captain had an undiagnosed medical condition which predisposed him towards the formation of blood clots in arteries and veins.)
  • A332, Abu Dhabi UAE, 2012 (On 30 January 2012, an Airbus A330 departing Abu Dhabi at night lined up on the runway edge lights in the prevailing low visibility and attempted to take off. The take off was eventually rejected and the aircraft towed away from the runway. Damage was limited to that resulting from the impact of the aircraft landing gear with runway edge lights and the resultant debris. An Investigation is continuing into the circumstances and causation of the incident.)
  • DH8C, vicinity Abu Dhabi UAE, 2012 (On 9 September 2012, the crew of a DHC8-300 climbing out of Abu Dhabi declared a PAN and returned after visual evidence of the right engine overheating were seen from the passenger cabin. The Investigation found that the observed signs of engine distress were due to hot gas exiting through the cavity left by non-replacement of one of the two sets of igniters on the engine after a pressure wash carried out overnight prior to the flight and that the left engine was similarly affected. The context for the error was identified as a dysfunctional maintenance organisation at the Operator.)