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Brussels Airport

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Name Brussels Airport
Region Europe
Territory Belgium BE.gif
Location Zaventem Diegem, Machelen
Serving Brussel
Elevation 56.083 m <br />184 ft <br />184 ft56.083 m <br />
Coordinates 50° 53' 56.46" N, 4° 29' 9.24" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
2/20 2987 m9,799.869 ft <br /> 50 m164.042 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
07L/25R 3638 m11,935.696 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> CON yes/yes
07R/25L 3211 m10,534.777 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation EBBR 142320Z 36004KT CAVOK 16/12 Q1020 NOSIG
Station Bruxelles National
Date/Time 14 June 2021 23:20:00
Wind direction 360°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 12°C
Humidity 77%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike

Brussels National Airport



International airport serving the capital of Belgium.


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 EBBR

  • A320 / E195, vicinity Brussels Belgium, 2018 (On 23 February 2018, an Embraer 195LR and an Airbus A320 on SIDs departing Brussels lost separation after the 195 was given a radar heading to resolve a perceived third aircraft conflict which led to loss of separation between the two departing aircraft. STCA and coordinated TCAS RA activations followed but only one TCAS RA was followed and the estimated minimum separation was 400 feet vertically when 1.36 nm apart. The Investigation found that conflict followed an error by an OJTI-supervised trainee controller receiving extended revalidation training despite gaining his licence and having almost 10 years similar experience in Latvia.)
  • B742, Brussels Belgium, 2008 (On 25 May 2008 a Kalitta Air B747-200F, which was departing Brussels on a cargo flight to Bahrain, overran Runway 20 at Brussels Airport, Belgium during a rejected take-off. The aircraft came to a stop 300m beyond the end of runway 20 and broke into three parts. The crew of four and one passenger safely evacuated from the aircraft and suffered only minor injuries.)
  • E195 / A320, Brussels Belgium, 2016 (On 5 October 2016, an Embraer 195 took off at night without clearance as an Airbus A320 was about to touch down on an intersecting runway. The A320 responded promptly to the ATC go-around instruction and passed over the intersection after the E195 had accelerated through it during its take-off roll. The Investigation found that the E195 crew had correctly acknowledged a 'line up and wait' instruction but then commenced their take-off without stopping. Inadequate crew cross-checking procedures at the E195 operator and ATC use of intermediate runway access for intersecting runway take-offs were identified as contributory factors.)