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​​​​Element Description  

 
Location 25o 13’ North, 46 o 39’ East, about 30 kilometers due north of King Khalid International Airport  

 
Runway Alignment 17R / 35L  

 
Elevation 1870 feet  

 
Design Temperature 41.7 C  

 
Runway Length 4,000 meters, with a 250 meter overrun at the end of Runway 35 and a 50 meter overrun at the end of Runway 17  

 
Runway Width 45 meters with 7.5 meter shoulders  

 
Construction Asphaltic concrete  

 
Runway Safety Area 50 meters on either side  

 
Wind 17% N, 5% NE, 1.5% E, 28.5% SE, 3.4% S, 8.5% SW, 0% W, 32% NW, 3.5% calm  

 
Aprons Apron 1: 52,000 sq.,; Apron 2: 5,500 m2; Apron 3: 2,500 m2  

 
Helipad 25 x 25 meters at Apron 2, including perimeter lighting and approach beacons for night landings  

 
Security Perimeter chainlink fence, two gates  

 
Approaches 1:00 for RWY 35; 1:20 for RWY 17  

 
Lighting Low intensity edge lighting to runway and taxiway, simple approach lights and VASIS; three lighting towers at the western side of Apron No. 1, near the terminal.  

 
Stand-by Power 2x165kVa / 135Kw stand-by generator units  

 
Obstructions • 34 meter high water tower at RWY 17 approach • 3 km north of RWY 35: 70 meter high escarpment on RWT 17 Center line, (Slope 2.26%) • 5.3 km north of RWY 35:  200 meter high escarpment (Slope 4.38%)