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Name Singapore Changi Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Singapore SG.gif
Location Changi, East Region
Serving Singapore
Elevation 6.706 m <br />22 ft6.706 m <br />
Coordinates 1° 21' 24.48" N, 103° 59' 20.76" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
02C/20C 4000 m13,123.36 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
02L/20R 4000 m13,123.36 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
02R/20L 2748 m9,015.748 ft <br /> 59 m193.57 ft <br /> ASP no/no

Observation WSSS 181830Z 35002KT 9999 FEW018 BKN150 26/25 Q1012 NOSIG
Station Singapore / Changi Airport
Date/Time 18 October 2021 18:30:00
Wind direction 350°
Wind speed 02 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 26°C
Dew point 25°C
Humidity 94%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

The only international airport in Singapore.


Tropical Rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) - almost no distinct seasons, average daily temperature around 27°C throughout the year. Extensive cloud cover and heavy rainfall prevent temperatures from rising much over 33°C. The diurnal temperature change is between 2°C and 5°C which is greater than the annual temperature range of 2°C. Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional and in the afternoon.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of WSSS

  • A320, Singapore, 2015 (On 16 October 2015, the unlatched fan cowl doors of the left engine on an A320 fell from the aircraft during and soon after takeoff. The one which remained on the runway was not recovered for nearly an hour afterwards despite ATC awareness of engine panel loss during takeoff and as the runway remained in use, by the time it was recovered it had been reduced to small pieces. The Investigation attributed the failure to latch the cowls shut to line maintenance and the failure to detect the condition to inadequate inspection by both maintenance personnel and flight crew.)
  • A321, vicinity Singapore, 2010 (On 27 May 2010 an Airbus A321-200 being operated by Australian operator JetStar on a passenger flight from Darwin to Singapore continued an initial approach at destination in day VMC with the aircraft inappropriately configured before a late go around was commenced which was also flown in a configuration contrary to prescribed SOPs. A subsequent second approach proceeded to an uneventful landing. There were no unusual or sudden manoeuvres during the event and no injuries to the occupants.)
  • A343, Changi Singapore, 2007 (On 30 May 2007, at about 0555 hours local time, the crew of an Airbus A340-300 had to apply (Take-off Go Around) power and rotate abruptly at a high rate to become airborne while taking off from Runway 20C at Singapore Changi Airport, when they noticed the centreline lights were indicating the impending end of the available runway. The crew had calculated the take-off performance based on the full TORA (Take-off Run Available) of 4,000 m because they were unaware of the temporary shortening of Runway 20C to 2,500 m due to resurfacing works.)
  • A388, Changi Singapore, 2008 (On 10 January 2008, an Airbus A380 was damaged during push back at Singapore Changi International airport when the aircraft right wing undercarriage became stuck in soft ground adjacent to the taxiway.)
  • B738, Singapore, 2015 (On 6 December 2015, a Boeing 737-800 was being manoeuvred by tug from its departure gate at Singapore to the position where it was permitted to commence taxiing under its own power when the tug lost control of the aircraft, the tow bar broke and the two collided. The Investigation attributed the collision to the way the tug was used and concluded that the thrust during and following engine start was not a contributory factor. Some inconsistency was found between procedures for push back of loaded in-service aircraft promulgated by the airline, its ground handling contractor and the airport operator.)

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