Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Operating Rules and Regulations

Operational and Runway Information

Opening Hours
Airport runway

The airport and atc are available 24 hours a day.

Arriving Aircraft

Radar service is available on Sunday-Thursday 0800-1400 local, and later by arrangement.

Prior Permission

Required (P.P.R.) for flights only between 2200-0800 local time, and for Instrument Approach training, circuit details and qualifying cross country flights at any time. For P.P.R., and notification of student flights, Tel. 07-2075208

Departing Traffic

All departing traffic are required to file a Flight Plan – this can be done at the AIS/Met-Briefing Office.

Air Traffic Control

The Air Traffic Control service at RAK Airport is managed by Global Aerospace Logistics - GAL with a team of 10 ATCO’s, 10 Air Traffic Control Assistants and a specialised Air Traffic Control Engineering department. ATC staff are all highly trained with the controllers and engineers licensed by the General Civil Aviation Authority regulator to International standards. ATC services are provided H24 from the airport. At present, Radar services are provided from Sunday - Thursday 0800-1400 local. An Approach Procedural service is provided outside of the radar hours of availability.

Runway

RAK Airport operates as an Aerodrome Reference Code 4E with one main runway 34/16.Technical details of the Runway are as follows:

 

TORA
(m)

TODA
(m)

ASDA
(m)

LDA
(m)

16

3760

4060

3810

3760

34

3760

3955

3810

3760

Threshold elevations and geoid undulation

Runway 16 threshold elevation:                     64ft.

Runway 34 threshold elevation:                     94.1ft.

Runway 34 Precision Approach touchdown zone’s highest elevation:         102ft.

Runway 16 geoid undulation:                         -38ft.

Runway 34 geoid undulation:                         -8ft.

There is a steady gradient rising from the threshold of runway 34 of 0.24%.

No beacon is provided.

Runway designator

16

34

True bearing

164

344

Length (m)

3760

Width (m)

45

Shoulder width (m)

7.5 per side (non load bearing)

Surface type

Asphalt

Displaced threshold

nil

nil

Slope

Rising slope 0.24%

Descending slope 0.24%

Runway type

Non precision approach

Precision approach Category 1

Obstacle free zone

Conforms to the standards specified in ICAO Annex 14, chapter 4

Clearway dimensions (m)

300

195

Taxiways and Apron stands pavement strengths

Taxiways

Designator

Sierra

November

Loop A

Loop B

Kilo

Lima

Mike

Surface

Asphalt

Concrete

Width (m)

23

23

23

23

12

28

09

Shoulders (m)

18

18

18

18

nil

2.5

nil

Apron and aircraft stands

 

Surface

Strength

Area (m)

Stands 1 - 3

Asphalt

PCN 58/F/B/W/U

130 x 81

Stands 4 - 19

Asphalt with concrete insert

PCN 58/F/B/W/U

487 x 210

General Aviation parking area

Concrete

PCN 60/F/B/W/U

32678m2

Pavement Strengths

 

Surface

Bearing Strength

Shoulders

Runway 16

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 7.5 m

Runway 34

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 7.5 m

Taxiway Loop A

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway Loop B

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway November

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway Sierra

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway Kilo

Concrete

PCN70/F/B/U

N/A

Taxiway Lima

Concrete

PCN70/F/B/U

Non-Load Bearing Concrete – 2.5m

Taxiway Mike

Concrete

PCN70/F/B/U

N/A

Apron Stands 1-3

Asphalt

PCN58/F/B/U

N/A

Apron Stands 4-19

Asphalt with concrete insert

PCN58/F/B/U

N/A

General Aviation parking area

Concrete

PCN60/F/B/U

N/A

Runway Friction: For further information and the latest survey reports of runway friction and obstacles around the airport please ask the Technical Services on 050-4878520.

Customs, Immigration and Special Branch Police

Customs and Immigration and Special Branch police officers are based at the airport and are available throughout the airport’s operational hours.

Aerodrome Control

The controllers in the Tower at the Airport control ground movements and supervise the arrival and departure of aircraft. This is achieved by issuing radio instructions to pilots, based on what the controller can see visually, and also with the assistance of Apron and Ramp Services. Close liaison is maintained with the Approach/Radar controller at all times. If the aircraft is departing into controlled airspace, co-ordination is affected prior to departure with controllers at UAE ACC or DXB Departure Control. Depending on local traffic, departures may be transferred directly to the appropriate ATC controller, or to the Approach/Radar controller.

The Airport's approach radar service is also provided from the airport, and is completely funded from airport resources, with no external Government funding. Controllers use the radar to guide aircraft into and out of the airport. Once the Approach/Radar controller has finished with the inbound aircraft, it is usually transferred to Aerodrome Controller.

Standard Arrival Routes

Contact Briefing Office

ATS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

Service designation

Call sign

Frequency

Hours of operation

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

APP

RAS AL KHAIMAH APPROACH / RADAR

124.000 MHZ

H24/ Radar Service (0400-1000 UTC)

NIL

TWR

RAS AL KHAIMAH TOWER

118.250 MHZ

H24

NIL

GND

RAS AL KHAIMAH GROUND

121.600 MHZ

H24

Vehicles only

RADIO NAVIGATION AND LANDING AIDS

Type of aid, MAG VAR, CAT of ILS/MLS
(For VOR/ILS/MLS, give declination)

ID

Frequency

Hours of operation

Position of transmitting antenna coordinates

Elevation of DME transmitting antenna

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

VOR
1˚ E

RAV

113.600 MHZ

H24

253518.35N 0555646.77E

Coverage 200 NM.
MAINT 1st MON 0400-0900

DME

RAV

CH 83X

H24

253518.35N 0555646.77E

149 FT

Coverage 200 NM.
MAINT 4th MON 0400-0900
Restricted use: Due to mountainous terrain the DVOR / DME is not available in the following sectors:
a) From R 020 clockwise to R 080 between 20 and 40 DME below 7000 FT
b) From R 050 clockwise to R 090 beyond 40 DME below 7000 FT
c) From R 090 clockwise to R 150 beyond 40 DME below 12000FT.

LOC RWY 34
CAT I
1˚ E

IRK

110.500 MHZ

H24

253756.34N 0555559.29E

 

ICAO Facility Performance
MAINT 2nd MON 0400-0900

GP RWY 34

329.600 MHZ

H24

253559.01N 0555629.91E

 

Angle 3.0˚, RDH 60 FT
MAINT 3rd MON 0400-0900

DME RWY 34

IRK

CH 42X

H24

253559.01N 0555629.91E

150 FT

Co-located with GP, Actual coverage/range (flight checked) 25 NM, Zero indication at touchdown.
MAINT 3rd MON 0400-0900

FUEL SERVICE

The airport company provide both Jet A1 and Avtur via its own bowser service, with fuel sourced from Adnoc. Fuel prices are posted monthly for Jet A1 and Avtur and for the latest price please ask Ground Handling on 050-8847097. Bulk orders of Jet A1 may be eligible for a discount so please ask RAK Airport Ground Handling for further details. Please note the Jet A1 we supply does not contain any anti ice inhibitors.

FLIGHT PLANNING

Our highly experienced flight operations personnel provide crew with weather and airport briefing packs, and assist with flight planning, airways slots and all necessary operational details.

FEES, TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

Handling And Equipment Charges 2011
Parking Charges are calculated from time of arrival based on an initial rate of AED 0.07 per square metre (SQM) per day or part thereof based on the wingspan and length. Operators do not have exclusive use of the area calculated as part of this formula. The rate increases and becomes subject to a daily surcharge as the time of parking increases.

Parking rates

Duration

Aircraft Category

Time from ARR

Rate per SQM / day (or part thereof)

Short term 

Cargo

6 hours

NIL

Passenger

2 hours

Medium term 

Cargo

6 - 72 hours

AED 0.07

Passenger

2 - 72 hours

Long Term

All

72 HR - 7 Days

AED 0.14

Extended

All

7 days and more

AED 0.14
+ AED 200 per day

Rules

  • No parking fee will be charged for the first six hours for cargo aircraft and first two hours for passenger aircraft after landing. After such period and for each period of 24 hours, or part thereof, the above parking rates will be applied.
  • For aircraft parked more than 3 days the standard rate will be doubled. Aircraft parked more than 7 days will be charged an additional AED 200 per day, or part thereof, regardless of aircraft type.

Landing Charges* will be calculated on the following scale based on Maximum Take - Off Weight (MTOW) as shown in the Certificate of Airworthiness.
Note: * All flights are subject to a minimum Landing Charge of AED 100.
A 25 % surcharge shall be added as premium for all diverted flights.

Rates

MTOW

Rates per metric ton (or part thereof)

Up to 5,000 KG

AED 12.00

Exceeding 5,000 KG but less than 50,000 KG

AED 14.00

50,000 KG or more

AED 16.00

Rules
The payment of the landing charge shall entitle the aircraft to:

  • The use of the aerodrome for alighting and departure,
  • The use of radio and night lighting installations at the aerodrome,
  • The supply of all available information as to routes and weather information,
  • The services of the aerodrome personnel, if available, for manual assistance in guiding, housing or parking the aircraft.

Note: The landing charge, the payment of which entitles the aircraft to the use of the radio, does not include operation charges or charges for radio services in connection with movement, which may be levied by an approved agency of the government.

WEATHER

Our MET and Briefing staff have access to UAE Charts, text forecasts, satellite images, rainfall Radar, TAF’s, METARs and Aerodrome Colour States. We also have AFTN Telex for direct access to worldwide METAR and TAF databanks. We are in regular telephone and fax communication with the Dubai Meteorological Office. Please contact 07-2075218.

AIRCRAFT NOISE RESTRICTION & MAXIMUM SIZE

Maximum Aircraft Size
RAK Airport can accommodate aircraft up to Boeing 747 Jumbo size when positioning empty for positioning and overhaul.

Aircraft Noise Restrictions
No Restrictions are in place.

 
HANDLING & APRON SERVICES

Cargo-handling facilities

Full facilities up to and including AN 124

Fuel/oil types

Fuel: AVTUR Jet A1
Oil: Nil stock. Available with 72 HRS PN

Fuelling facilities/capacity

Hours 0300 - 0700: H24 for scheduled services. For non - scheduled services outside hours, 1 HR PN must be given
Bowser delivery. Total storage capacity 7,000,000 litres

De-icing facilities

NIL

Hangar space for visiting aircraft

NIL

Repair facilities for visiting aircraft

NIL

Remarks

NIL

Flight Operations
Experienced flight personnel provide crews with weather and airport briefing packs and assist with flight planning, airways slots and all the information they need.

Control Authorities
As a fully licensed port of entry, the airport has full time Customs and Immigration and Police Special Branch Officers throughout operational hours.

Passenger Handling
RAK Airport Ground Handling is the airport’s own fixed base operator with the office located in the passenger terminal. The handling team will look after all of your aircraft, passenger and crew requirements, including ground transportation, hotel accommodation, in-flight catering, laundry, newspapers and other special requirements.

Cargo Handling
The airport provides cargo handling services and has a range of equipment including fork lifts and a high load.

Ground Handling
Equipment includes aircraft tugs, air start unit, passenger stairs for aircraft up to Boeing 747, GPU, toilet service units, baggage vehicles, apron service vehicles, runway friction tester, passenger/crew minibus, FOD sweeper

RESCUE & FIREFIGHTING

Fire Service
RAK Airport ’s Fire and Rescue service is fully approved by the GCAA. Full 24-hour cover is provided by 45 fully trained aviation fire-fighters supported by four appliances with media capability Category 7 & with 40 minutes request category 9 will be available. They also have a water tanker for additional supplies.

DIVERSIONS

RAK Airport frequently handles diversions of passenger and freight aircraft, particularly from Dubai and Sharjah Airport when either airspace or airfield congestion or poor weather situations occur. We have fixed MOU’s for AirArabia and FlyDubai.

RAK Airport can quickly respond to welcoming the inbound passengers and arranging surface transport.