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Tel Aviv International

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Name Tel Aviv International
Region Middle East
Territory Israel IL.gif
Location Lod
Coordinates 32° 0' 41.00" N, 34° 53' 12.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 1780 m5,839.895 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
8/26 3657 m11,998.032 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
12/30 3112 m10,209.974 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation LLBG 271220Z 29011KT CAVOK 31/21 Q1008 NOSIG
Station Ben-Gurion International Airport
Date/Time 27 June 2019 12:20:00
Wind direction 290°
Wind speed 11 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 31°C
Dew point 21°C
Humidity 55%
QNH 1008 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tel Aviv International Airport



Ben Gurion International Airport‎, also referred to by its Hebrew acronym Natbag, is located near the city of Lod, 15 km8.099 nm
15,000 m
49,212.598 ft
southeast of Tel Aviv.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LLBG

  • A320, vicinity Tel Aviv Israel, 2012 (On 3 April 2012, the crew of an Air France Airbus A320 came close to loosing control of their aircraft after accepting, inadequately preparing for and comprehensively mismanaging it during an RNAV VISUAL approach at Tel Aviv and during the subsequent attempt at a missed approach. The Investigation identified significant issues with crew understanding of automation - especially in respect of both the use of FMS modes and operations with the AP off but the A/T on - and highlighted the inadequate provision by the aircraft operator of both procedures and pilot training for this type of approach.)
  • B789, Tel Aviv Israel, 2018 (On 29 March 2018, an augmented Boeing 787-9 crew completed an uneventful takeoff from Tel Aviv on a type conversion line check flight for one of the First Officers in the crew. After getting airborne, the crew found that all performance calculations including that for takeoff had been made on the basis of a Zero Fuel Weight which was 40 tonnes below the actual figure of 169 tonnes. The Investigation found that it was highly probable that automatic reduction in commanded pitch-up when rotation was attempted at too low a speed had prevented an accident during or soon after liftoff.)