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. 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

Ras Al Khaimah International airport has runway 34/16 of Aerodrome Reference Code 4E. The details are as mentioned below:-

Declared Distance

RWT Designator

TORA(M)

TODA(M)

ASDA(M)

LDA(M)

Remarks

16

3760

3760

3810

3760

Nil

16

2218

2218

2268

NA

Take off from Intersection N

16

2004

2004

2054

NA

Take off from Intersection S

34

3760

3760

3760

3760

Nil

34

1780

1780

1780

NA

Take off from Intersection S

34

1566

1566

1566

NA

Take off from Intersection N


Runway Details

Runway designator

16

34

True bearing

164

344

Length (m)

3760

Pavement Strength

PCN57/F/B/W/T, Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 7.5 m

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)

Nil

Nil

Clearway ground profile

Nil

Nil

Details of Taxiways and Apron Stands

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 Stands Pavement Details

 

Surface

Strength

Area (m)

Stands 1 – 3

Asphalt

PCN 58/F/B/W/U

130 x 81

Stands 4 – 19

Concrete

PCN 120/F/B/W/T

487 x 210

General Aviation parking area

Concrete

PCN 111/R/B/W/T

32678m2


Taxiway Pavement Details

 

Surface

Bearing Strength

Shoulders

Taxiway Loop A

Asphalt

PCN85/F/A/W/T

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway Loop B

Asphalt

PCN65/F/B/W/T

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway November

Asphalt

PCN66/F/C/W/T

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway Sierra

Asphalt

PCN44/F/A/W/T

Non-Load Bearing Asphalt – 18m

Taxiway Kilo

Concrete

PCN120/R/B/W/T

N/A

Taxiway Lima

Concrete

PCN120/R/B/W/T

Non-Load Bearing Concrete – 2.5m

Taxiway Mike

Concrete

PCN111/R/C/W/T

N/A

Runway friction and Survey Reports are available with airport authority.

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

ATIS

RAS AL KHAIMAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

126.075 MHZ

H24

ARR/DEP

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.

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

Fuelling facilities/capacity

H24

De-icing facilities

NIL

Hangar space for visiting aircraft

NIL

Repair facilities for visiting aircraft

NIL

Remarks

Hanger facility available upto A320 with prior permission

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.

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