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Halifax Stanfield International Airport

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Name Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Region North America
Territory Canada CA.gif
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Serving Halifax
Elevation 145.39 m <br />477 ft <br />477 ft145.39 m <br />
Coordinates 44° 52' 49.74" N, 63° 30' 50.28" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 2682 m8,799.213 ft <br /> 61 m200.131 ft <br /> PEM yes/yes
14/32 2347 m7,700.131 ft <br /> 61 m200.131 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation CYHZ 160200Z 29006KT 15SM FEW240 09/08 A2995 RMK CI2 SLP146
Station Halifax International Airport
Date/Time 16 October 2021 02:00:00
Wind direction 290°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 9°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 93%
Weather condition n/a

Halifax Stanfield International Airport



Officially named Halifax International Airport, serves Halifax and environs, Nova Scotia.


Humid Continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) - Variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of CYHZ

  • A320, Halifax NS Canada, 2015 (On 29 March 2015, an Airbus A320 crew mismanaged the descent during a night non-precision approach at Halifax and continued below MDA without the mandatory autopilot disconnection until, with inadequate visual reference, the aircraft impacted terrain and obstructions 225 metres short of the runway. The aircraft was destroyed but there were no fatalities. The Investigation found that the crew did not monitor their descent against the required vertical profile, as there was no SOP requiring them to do so, and did not recognise in time that a go around was appropriate.)
  • B742, Halifax Canada, 2004 (On 14 October 2004, a B742 crashed on take off from Halifax International Airport, Canada, and was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. The crew had calculated incorrect V speeds and thrust setting using an EFB.)
  • B763, Halifax NS Canada, 2019 (On 4 March 2019, a Boeing 767-300 crew lost directional control of their aircraft as speed reduced following their touchdown at Halifax and were unable to prevent it being rotated 180° on the icy surface before coming to a stop facing the runway landing threshold. The Investigation found that the management of the runway safety risk by the airport authority had been systemically inadequate and that the communication of what was known by ATC about the runway surface condition had been incomplete. A number of subsequent corrective actions taken by the airport authority were noted.)