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Calgary International Airport

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Name Calgary International Airport
Region North America
Territory Canada CA.gif
Location Calgary, Alberta
Serving Calgary
Elevation 1,084.174 m
3,557 ft
3,557 ft1,084.174 m
Coordinates 51° 7' 6.72" N, 114° 1' 14.49" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 1890 m6,200.787 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
10/28 2438 m7,998.688 ft
61 m200.131 ft
ASP yes/yes
16/34 3863 m12,673.885 ft
61 m200.131 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation CYYC 230000Z 02008KT 15SM BKN064 BKN080 06/00 A2985 RMK SC5AC2 VIRGA W SLP145
Station Calgary International, Alta.
Date/Time 23 October 2019 00:00:00
Wind direction 20°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 6°C
Dew point 0°C
Humidity 65%
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation

Calgary International Airport



International airport serving Calgary, Alberta.


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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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of CYYC

  • A320 / SW4, Calgary AB Canada, 2016 (On 2 December 2016, the crew of an Airbus A320 passing 100 knots on takeoff at Calgary saw another aircraft crossing an intersection ahead but continued because they considered that, as the other aircraft was already more than half way across, it would be clear before they reached that point. The Investigation found that the GND Controller had cleared the other aircraft to cross after forgetting that the runway was active and under TWR control. It was concluded that the response of the ANSP SMS process to a history of identical controller errors and related reports had been inadequate.)
  • B190 / B737, Calgary Canada, 2014 (On 29 March 2014, a Beech 1900D being taxied by maintenance personnel at Calgary entered the active runway without clearance in good visibility at night as a Boeing 737-700 was taking off. The 737 passed safely overhead. The Investigation found that the taxiing aircraft had taken a route completely contrary to the accepted clearance and that the engineer on control of the aircraft had not received any relevant training. Although the airport had ASDE in operation, a transponder code was not issued to the taxiing aircraft as required and stop bar crossing detection was not enabled at the time.)