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OMDW AIRPORT INFORMATION

1. GENERAL – OMDW / DWC
1.1. ATIS: ATIS 126.47
1.2. LOW VISIBILITY PROCEDURES
Low visibility operations shall commence when:
- Touchdown IRVR readings indicate a visibility of 600m or less,
- reported meteorological visibility indicates 600m or less,
- reported cloud base is 300’ or less.
Regulations require serviceable surface movement radar for operations to continue
when meteorological visibility or IRVR is 350m or less. Any unserviceability may
result in delays in the affected areas of coverage.
Arriving ACFT shall delay reporting “Runway vacated” until ACFT has completely
passed the end of green/amber coded TWY centerline lights.
1.2. TAXI PROCEDURES
Change in gradient of 2.5% when crossing TWY V from TWY W1 and between TWY
W16 to TWY W 21. Additional engine thrust may be required. Following ACFT should
maintain a safe distance.
1.3. PARKING INFORMATION
1.4.1. GENERAL
Nose-in parking is mandatory. Parking stands are equipped with Visual Docking
Guidance System.
1.4.2. VISUAL DOCKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM (VDGS)
Pilots should not enter an ACFT stand unless VDGS is illuminated or a marshaller has signalled clearance to proceed. In the event of there being no activated VDGS displayed upon apch to the stand, flight crews should contact ATC to request
marshalling assistance. Aircrew must not attempt to self park if VDGS is not illuminated or calibrated for their ACFT type. VDGS system is installed for the main centerline of all stands. It displays to pilots on large LED board azimuth and distance-to-go information to position arriving ACFT accurately to the pre-set ACFT stop position in the parking stand.

ACFT docking guidance system consists of an LED board to display real time docking guidance information to pilot, a microprocessor control unit, a laser scanning unit and an operator control panel with real time information display.

in ground marking to initiate turn into parking stand. The docking system will capture ACFT about 20^ from centerline. Pilots should follow azimuth guidance on LED board which shows relative position of ACFT from the centerline. A flashing red arrow on LED board indicates direction of turn to align ACFT nose wheel with centerline of parking stand.
Check ACFT type displayed is correct.
9m from the stop position. The closing rate is also shown graphically by gradual shortening of the centerline symbol. Slow down the ACFT speed to halt at the stop position.
When ACFT nose wheel reaches correct stop position, distance-to-go reading reaches zero and “STOP” signal and red lights are displayed on the LED board halt ACFT from any further movement. “STOP” will change to an “OK”signal on LED board to indicate ACFT is correctly parked. If ACFT has overshot stop position, “TOO FAR” signal will be displayed on LED board.

Pilots are advised to maintain ACFT taxiing speed at 6 KT (3m/sec) throughout entire ACFT docking. VDGS units are controlled and monitored from a central workstation. No marshaller will be present in bays equipped with fully automatic VDGS.
2. ARRIVAL
2.1. CAT II/III OPERATIONS
RWY 12/30 approved for CAT II/III operations, special aircrew and ACFT certification
required.
2.2. RWY OPERATIONS
2.2.1. MINIMUM RWY OCCUPANCY TIME
Rapid exit from RWY enables the achievement of MAX RWY utilisation. On exiting RWY, pilots are reminded not to stop until entire ACFT has passed RWY holding point. If unable to comply, notify ATC as soon as possible.
2.3. OTHER INFORMATION
RWY 30 PAPI/ILS disharmony. On slope ILS flight may show fly up PAPI indications.
3. DEPARTURE
3.1. START-UP PROCEDURE
3.1.1. INITIAL GROUND CONTACT
Pilots are instructed to monitor the Departure ATIS to obtain the correct initial contact frequency. Departing ACFT shall establish contact 10 min prior to start-up and pass the following information:

  • ACFT callsign
  • ACFT type
  • Parking stand
  • Destination
  • Dubai CTA exit point
  • Requested Flight Level
  • ATIS letter & QNH

3.2. RWY OPERATIONS
3.2.1. MINIMUM RWY OCCUPANCY TIME
Pilots are reminded to pay particular attention to conditional line-up clearances to avoid RWY incursions. ACFT are assumed to be ready for departure on reaching holding point unless otherwise stated. Cockpit checks shall be completed prior to completing line-up so that take-off roll can be commenced without delay.
If unable to comply, notify ATC as soon as possible.

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