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Frankfurt am Main Airport

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Name Frankfurt am Main Airport
Region Europe
Territory Germany DE.gif
Location Frankfurt
Serving Frankfurt
Elevation 110.947 m
364 ft
364 ft110.947 m
Coordinates 50° 2' 27.89" N, 8° 34' 23.85" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
07C/25C 4000 m13,123.36 ft
60 m196.85 ft
CON yes/yes
07R/25L 4000 m13,123.36 ft
45 m147.638 ft
CON yes/yes
18/36 4000 m13,123.36 ft
45 m147.638 ft
CON no/no
07L/25R 2800 m9,186.352 ft
45 m147.638 ft
CON yes/yes

Observation EDDF 170850Z 03016KT 360V060 9999 FEW023 16/09 Q1026 NOSIG
Station Frankfurt / M-Flughafen
Date/Time 17 September 2020 08:50:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 16 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 9°C
Humidity 63%
QNH 1026 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation

Frankfurt am Main Airport



International airport serving Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


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 EDDF

  • A320, vicinity Frankfurt Germany, 2001 (On 21 March 2001 an Airbus A320-200, operated by Lufthansa, experienced a flight controls malfunctions shortly after take-off which resulted in loss of control and subsequent near terrain impact. The uncontrolled roll, due to the malfunction of the pilot flying's sidestick, was recovered by the other pilot and the aircraft safely returned to land in Frankfurt without further incident.)
  • A343, Frankfurt Germany, 2008 (On 21 August 2008, an Airbus A340-300 being operated by an undisclosed operator by a German-licensed flight crew on a scheduled passenger flight from Teheran to Frankfurt collided with a stationary bus with only the driver on board whilst approaching the allocated parking gate in normal daylight visibility. The No 4 engine impacted the bus roof as shown in the photograph below reproduced from the official report. None of the occupants of either the aircraft or the bus were injured.)
  • A388/A320, vicinity Frankfurt Germany, 2011 (On 13 December 2011, an Airbus 320 was allowed to depart from runway 25C at Frankfurt on a left turning SID just prior to the touchdown of an A380 on runway 25L. The A380 had then initiated a low go around which put it above, ahead of and parallel to the A320 with a closest proximity of 1nm / 200 ft, in breach of the applicable wake vortex separation minima of 7nm / 1000ft. The Investigation found that there had been no actual encounter with the A380 wake vortices but that systemic ATC operational risk management was inadequate.)
  • B742 / A320, Frankfurt Germany, 2006 (On 12 January 2006, an Air China Boeing 747-200 which had just landed at Frankfurt failed to correctly understand and read back its taxi in clearance and the incorrect readback was not detected by the controller. The 747 then crossed another runway at night and in normal visibility whilst an A320 was landing on it. The A320 responded by increased braking and there was consequently no actual risk of collision. The controller had not noticed the incursion and, in accordance with instructions, all stop bars were unlit and the RIMCAS had been officially disabled due to too many nuisance activations.)
  • B763, Frankfurt Germany, 2007 (On 20 August 2007, at Frankfurt, while a Boeing 767-300 was taxiing to its parking position, thick smoke developed in the passenger cabin. All passengers and the crew were able to leave the aircraft at the gate without further incident.)
  • E170, Frankfurt Germany, 2005 (On 1 March 2005, an Embraer ERJ 170 inbound to Frankfurt was intentionally flown below the ILS Glideslope in good night visibility by the First Officer after disconnection of the Autopilot at approximately 340 feet agl in order to achieve an early turn off after touchdown as a means to catch up some of the delay to the flight. The result was impact with the approach lighting and touchdown before the beginning of the runway. Significant damage to the aircraft was found once it had reached the designated parking gate.)