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Tokyo Narita Airport

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Name Tokyo Narita Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Japan JP.gif
Location Narita, Chiba Prefecture
Serving Tokyo
Elevation 41.148 m
135 ft
135 ft41.148 m
Coordinates 35° 46' 24.78" N, 140° 23' 17.66" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
16L/34R 2180 m7,152.231 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes
16R/34L 4000 m13,123.36 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation RJAA 250430Z 36016KT 2000 R34L/1700N R34R/1500N RA BR FEW004 BKN006 22/21 Q1002 NOSIG RMK 2ST004 7ST006 A2961
Station New Tokyo Inter-National Airport
Date/Time 25 September 2020 04:30:00
Wind direction 360°
Wind speed 16 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 22°C
Dew point 21°C
Humidity 94%
QNH 1002 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Also know as Tokyo Narita Airport or Narita International Airport, Narita was formerly the major international airport serving Tokyo until Haneda reopened to intercontinental traffic. Narita airport is located 57.5 km31.048 nm
57,500 m
188,648.294 ft
east of Tokyo and 7 km3.78 nm
7,000 m
22,965.879 ft
east-southeast of the city of Narita.


Humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of RJAA

  • A333 / A333, Narita International Japan, 2017 (On 14 February 2017, an Airbus A330-300 preparing to depart Narita entered the active runway at night without clearance as another Airbus A330-300 was approaching the same runway with a landing clearance. ATC observed the conflict after an alert was activated on the surface display system and instructed the approaching aircraft, which was passing approximately 400 feet and had not observed the incursion, to go around. The Investigation attributed the departing aircraft crew’s failure to comply with their clearance to distraction and noted that the stop bar lighting system was not in use because procedures restricted its use to low visibility conditions.)
  • B748, Tokyo Narita Japan, 2017 (On 15 July 2017, a Boeing 747-8F close to its maximum takeoff weight only became airborne just before the end of the 2,500 metre-long north runway at Narita after the reduced thrust applicable to the much longer south runway was used for the takeoff and the aircraft cleared the upwind runway threshold by only 16 feet. The Investigation found that the very experienced Captain and the very inexperienced First Officer had both failed to follow elements of the applicable takeoff performance change procedures after the departure runway anticipated during pre-start flight preparations prior to ATC clearance delivery had changed.)
  • B772, Tokyo Narita Japan, 2008 (On July 30 2008, a Boeing 777-200 being operated by Vietnam Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight landed at Narita in daylight and normal visibility and shortly afterwards experienced a right engine fire warning with the appropriate crew response following. Subsequently, after the aircraft had arrived at the parking stand and all passengers and crewmembers had left the aircraft, the right engine caught fire again and this fire was extinguished by the Airport RFFS who were already in attendance. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained only minor damage.)