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Houston Intercontinental

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KIAH
Airport
ICAO: KIAH
Summary
Name Houston Intercontinental
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Houston, Texas
Serving
Coordinates 29° 58' 55.01" N, 95° 20' 26.21" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
08L/26R 2743 m8,999.344 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
08R/26L 2866 m9,402.887 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
9/27 3048 m10,000 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
15L/33R 3658 m12,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
15R/33L 3048 m10,000 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes


METAR
Observation KIAH 181553Z 19008KT 10SM FEW027 SCT045 SCT060 BKN250 33/24 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP135 T03330244 $
Station Houston, Houston Intercontinental Airport
Date/Time 18 August 2019 15:53:00
Wind direction 190°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 33.3°C
Dew point 24.4°C
Humidity 59%
QNH hPa
Weather condition n/a

LOS
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
WX
Tag(s) Tropical Revolving Storm

Houston/George Bush Intercontinental Airport

ICAO: KIAH IATA: IAH

Description

International airport serving Houston Texas.

Climatology

Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms (hurricanes).

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KIAH

  • B773, vicinity Houston TX USA, 2014 (On 3 July 2014, a Boeing 777-300 departing Houston came within 200 feet vertically and 0.61nm laterally of another aircraft after climbing significantly above the Standard Instrument Departure Procedure (SID) stop altitude of 4,000 feet believing clearance was to FL310. The crew responded to ATC avoiding action to descend and then disregarded TCAS 'CLIMB' and subsequently LEVEL OFF RAs which followed. The Investigation found that an inadequate departure brief, inadequate monitoring by the augmented crew and poor communication with ATC had preceded the SID non-compliance and that the crew should have followed the TCAS RAs issued.)