AD 2  AERODROMES

OBBI — BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL

OBBI AD 2.1  AERODROME LOCATION INDICATOR AND NAME

OBBI — BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL

OBBI AD 2.2  AERODROME GEOGRAPHICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

1

ARP coordinates and site at AD

261615N 0503801E Mid - point of RWY on CL
2

Direction and distance from (city)

3.3 NM NE of Manama
3

Elevation/Reference temperature

8 FT / 38° C
4Geoid undulation at AD ELEV PSN-83.18 FT
5

MAG VAR/Annual change

2°43' E (2016) / 0°3' per year
6

AD operator, address, telephone, telefax, e-mail address, AFS and website address

Post:

Undersecretary for Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 586
Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel:+973 17321100

Fax:+973 17339060

AFS:OBBIYAYX

7

Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR)

IFR/VFR
8

Remarks

 

OBBI AD 2.3  OPERATIONAL HOURS

1

AD Operator

SUN - THU 04:00 - 11:15
2

Customs and immigration

H24

3

Health and sanitation

H24
4

AIS Briefing Office

H24
5

ATS Reporting Office (ARO)

H24
6

MET Briefing Office

H24
7

ATS

H24
8

Fuelling

H24
9

Handling

H24
10

Security

H24
11

De-icing

NIL

12

Remarks

NIL

OBBI AD 2.4  HANDLING SERVICES AND FACILITIES

1

Cargo-handling facilities

BAHRAIN AIRPORT SERVICES
2

Fuel/oil types

Fuel: AVGAS 100 LL by prior arrangement with BAFCO (Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company) TEL: +973 17329440 FAX: +973 17910925

Jet A1available to contract customers or on cash basis only

Oil: Mobil oil Jet 2

3

Fuelling facilities/capacity

Jet A1 Bays 3 - 7, E1 - E4 and 11 - 22; hydrant Bays 41 - 46, 51 - 58, 61 - 64 and 71 - 75; Bowser AVGAS - Bowser only
4

De-icing facilities

NIL

5

Hangar space for visiting aircraft

NIL

6

Repair facilities for visiting aircraft

Gulf Air
7

Remarks

1. Handling Services available H24 from Bahrain Airport Services (BAS)

2. Private / Business Aircraft shall carry a tow bar compliant to its type of aircraft

OBBI AD 2.5  PASSENGER FACILITIES

1

Hotels

In Manama and at Airport
2

Restaurants

At Airport
3

Transportation

Taxis and courtesy coaches to Hotels
4

Medical facilities

First aid; Ambulance; Hospitals in Manama
5

Bank and Post Office

At airport; At airport
6

Tourist Office

At airport
7

Remarks

NIL

OBBI AD 2.6  RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES

1

AD category for fire fighting

CAT 10
2

Rescue equipment

1 rescue boat available from airport and 4 from coastguard
3

Capability for removal of disabled aircraft

Limited
4

Remarks

Trained personal: 18 per shift; Fire vehicles: 3 vehicles, 2 with 13000 L of capacity each, 1 with 12000 L of capacity

OBBI AD 2.7  SEASONAL AVAILABILITY - CLEARING

1

Types of clearing equipment

NIL

2

Clearance priorities

NIL

3

Remarks

NIL

OBBI AD 2.8  APRONS, TAXIWAYS AND CHECK LOCATIONS/POSITIONS DATA

1Apron designation, surface and strength

MAIN: Concrete, PCN 69 / R / B / W / T

MIDDLE: Concrete, PCN 79 / R / C / W / T

EASTERN: Concrete, PCN 89 / R / B / W / T

EASTERN: Asphalt, PCN 22 / F/ B / X / T (extension)

WESTERN A: Concrete, PCN 83 / R / C / W / T

WESTERN B: Concrete, PCN 83 / R / C / W / T

EXECUTIVE: Concrete, PCN 69 / R / B / W / T

CARGO: Concrete, PCN 69 / R / B / W / T

NORTHERN: Asphalt, PCN 61 / F / A / W / T

MENA : Concrete, PCN 24 / R / B / X / T

2Taxiway designation, width, surface and strength

TWY A: 28.5 M, Asphalt, PCN 81 / F / C / X / T

TWY B: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY C: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY D: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY E: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY F EAST, 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY F WEST, 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY G: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY H: 28.5 M, Asphalt, PCN 81 / F / C / X / T

TWY J: 23 M, Asphalt, PCN 22 / F / B / X / T Code D

37 / F / B / X / T Code E

TWY K: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W/ T

TWY L: 26 M, Asphalt, PCN 81 / F / C / X / T

TWY M: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY N: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R /’ D / W / T

TWY P: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY Q: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY R: 23 M, Concrete, PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

TWY S: 44 M, Asphalt, PCN 81 / F / B / W / T

TWY T: 42 M, Asphalt, PCN 82 / F / B / W / T

TWY U: 42 M, Asphalt, PCN 82 / F / B / W / T

TWY V: 42 M, Asphalt, PCN 82 / F / B / W / T

TWY Y, 30 M, Asphalt, PCN 61 / F / A / W / T

TWY Z: 23 M, Concrete PCN 109 / R / D / W / T

3

Altimeter checkpoint location and elevation

Bays 11 - 19: 8 FT

Bays 42 - 46: 6 FT

4

VOR checkpoints

TBN
5

INS checkpoints

See ACFT Parking / Docking charts
6

Remarks

NIL

OBBI AD 2.9  SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND MARKINGS

1

Use of aircraft stand ID signs, TWY guide lines and visual docking/parking guidance system of aircraft stands

Taxiing guidance signs at all intersections with TWY and RWY at all holding positions.

Taxi guide lines at all aprons.

Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS) installed on stands: MAIN APRON 11 - 20, MIDDLE APRON 41 - 44, CARGO APRON 3 - 7, EXECUTIVE APRON E1 - E4, EASTERN APRON A28 - 36 and 81 - 88.

2

RWY and TWY markings

RWY 12L / 30R: designation, THR, Displaced THR, TDZ, CL, Edges marked and lighted

RWY 12R / 30L: designation, THR, Displaced THR, TDZ, CL, Edges marked and Displaced THR & Edges lighted

TWY: CL, holding positions at all TWY/RWY intersections, marked and lighted (except TWY Y ).

3

Stop bars

Where appropriate, manually controlled by TWR.
4

Remarks

See also Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart for taxiing guidance. Road Holding positions to RWY: Reflective signs are available.

OBBI AD 2.10  AERODROME OBSTACLES

In approach/TKOF areas

In circling area and at AD

12
Obstacle identification or designation

RWY NR/Area affected

Obstacle type

Elevation

Markings/LGT

Coordinates

Obstacle identification or designation

Obstacle type

Elevation

Markings/LGT

Coordinates

abcdabc
OB-102512L APCHLamppost

11.41 M, 37.43 FT

NIL / NIL

261658.36N 0503658.50E
OB-1127Comms Mast

41.29 M , 135.46 FT

NIL / NIL

261704.32N 0503745.26E
OB-2273

12L APCH

12R TKOF

Building

16.27 M, 53.38 FT

NIL / NIL

261654.76N 0503706.50E
OB-1146ATC Dipole

53.56 M, 175.72 FT

NIL / NIL

261600.98N 0503751.70E
OB-123412L TKOFILS FFM

7.86 M, 25.79 FT

NIL / NIL

261534.71N 0503910.92E
OB-1209Comms Mast

40.85 M , 134.02 FT

NIL / NIL

261626.78N 0503856.76E
OB-213012L TKOFLamppost

12.46 M, 40.88 FT

NIL / NIL

261535.00N 0503920.39E
OB-1213Comms Mast

36.48 M, 119.68 FT

NIL / NIL

261523.53N 0503857.43E
OB-110412LLamppost

12.92 M, 42.39 FT

NIL / NIL

261654.60N 0503705.60E
OB-1295Comms Mast

56.15 M , 184.22 FT

NIL / NIL

261605.12N 0503649.33E
OB-110512LLamppost

12.33 M, 40.45 FT

NIL / NIL

261652.95N 0503708.24E
OB-1321Power Stn Chimney

68.21 M, 223.78 FT

NIL / NIL

261306.68N 0503932.70E
OB-110612LLamppost

12.40 M, 40.68 FT

NIL / NIL

261652.55N 0503709.23E
OB-2011Water Tower

46.32 M 151.97 FT

NIL / NIL

261650.15N 0503833.33E
OB-110712LLamppost

12.32 M, 40.42FT

NIL / NIL

261652.24N 0503710.26E
OB-2024Comms Mast

39.99 M, 131.2 FT

NIL / NIL

261611.61N 0503915.02E
OB-110912LLamppost

12.20 M, 40.03FT

NIL / NIL

261652.06N 0503711.30E
OB-2072Building

77.30 M, 253.61 FT

NIL / NIL

261725.96N 0503954.66E
OB-111512LTree

7.50 m, 24.61 FT

NIL / NIL

261650.53N 0503711.82E
OB-2078Crane (T)

95.81 M, 314.33 FT

NIL / NIL

261704.89N 0503951.69E
OB-226912LBuilding

18.62 M, 61.09 FT

NIL / NIL

261657.46N 0503704.07E
OB-2165Crane (T)

191.90 M, 629.59 FT

NIL / NIL

261326.11N 0503633.69E
OB-227012LBuilding

18.65 M, 61.19 FT

NIL / NIL

261657.24N 0503704.26E
OB-2166Crane (T)

201.55 M, 661.25 FT

NIL / NIL

261324.31N 0503632.51E
OB-227212LBuilding

17.59 M, 57.71 FT

NIL / NIL

261655.33N 0503707.41E
OB-2233Building

82.29 M, 269.98 FT

NIL / NIL

261445.33N 0503606.04E
OB-511512LMobile Obstacle

6.47 M, 21.23 FT

NIL / NIL

261651.07N 0503710.26E
OB-2235Crane (T)

252.40 M, 828.07 FT

NIL / NIL

261427.54N 0503421.34E
OB-511612LMobile Obstacle

6.38 M, 20.93 FT

NIL / NIL

261650.35N 0503711.51E
OB-2240Financial Harbour Building

266.57 M, 874.56 FT

NIL / NIL

261415.86N 0503421.56E
OB-101830R TKOFLamppost

11.57 M, 37.96 FT

NIL / NIL

261659.85N 0503651.62E
OB-2241Financial Harbour Building

266.74 M, 875.12 FT

NIL / NIL

261415.89N 0503427.61E
OB-104830R TKOFLamppost

11.52 M, 37.79 FT

NIL / NIL

261653.00N 0503646.81E
OB-2242WTC Building

246.81 M, 809.73 FT

NIL / NIL

261422.26N 0503453.85E
OB-119730RDVOR Monitor

8.584 M, 28.15 FT

NIL / NIL

261531.38N 0503916.68E
OB-2243WTC Building

247.07 M, 810.59 FT

NIL / NIL

261421.81N 0503453.14E
OB-124712R TKOFTree

10.46 M, 34.32 FT

NIL / NIL

261527.67N 0503916.88E
OB-2249Building Antenna

206.60 M, 677.81 FT

NIL / NIL

261346.40N 0503331.13E
OB-124812R TKOFTree

9.62 M, 31.56 FT

NIL / NIL

261527.23N 0503916.61E
OB-2250Building Antenna

206.51 M, 677.52 FT

NIL / NIL

261350.69N 0503331.27E
OB-127212R TKOFLamppost

8.19 M, 26.87 FT

NIL / NIL

261523.70N 0503909.89E
OB-2261Building Antenna

213.23 M, 699.56 FT

NIL / NIL

261412.06N 0503259.14E
OB-212112R TKOFLamppost

16.64 M, 54.59 FT

NIL / NIL

261516.53N 0503924.54E
OB-2299Flag Pole

52.35 M, 171.75 FT

NIL / NIL

261556.95N 0503545.28E
OB-212212R TKOFLamppost

16.58 M, 54.4 FT

NIL / NIL

261516.95N 0503922.10E
OB-2309Building

52.09 M, 170.9FT

NIL / NIL

261547.74N 0503545.31E
OB-214412R TKOFLamppost

11.72 M, 38.45 FT

NIL / NIL

261526.28N 0503920.36E
   
OB-214512R TKOFLamppost

11.86 M, 38.91FT

NIL / NIL

261525.34N 0503920.08E
   
OB-520612R TKOFMobile Obstacle

6.45 M, 21.16 FT

NIL / NIL

261530.03N 0503913.81E
   
OB-576112R TKOFMobile Obstacle

6.27 M, 20.57 FT

NIL / NIL

261526.99N 0503905.27E
   
OB-109330L TKOFApron Light

23.14 M, 75.92 FT

NIL / NIL

261633.28N 0503707.18E
   
OB-109430LApron Light

23.19 M, 76.08 FT

NIL / NIL

261634.49N 0503708.04E
   
OB-109530L TKOFApron Light

15.14 M, 49.67 FT

NIL / NIL

261635.67N 0503708.88E
   
OB-121330LComms Mast

36.48 M, 119.68 FT

NIL / NIL

261523.53N 0503857.43E
   
OB-576030LMobile Obstacle

6.21 M, 20.37 FT

NIL / NIL

261530.23N 0503859.66E
   

OBBI AD 2.11  METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED

1

Associated MET Office

BAHRAIN MET. See also GEN 3.5.1.4
2

Hours of service

MET Office outside hours

H24. See also GEN 3.5.1.4

NIL

3

Office responsible for TAF preparation

Periods of validity

BAHRAIN MET

HR 30

4

Trend forecast

Interval of issuance

Trend 1/2 HR

5

Briefing/consultation provided

Personal consultation, partial self briefing, telephone to Forecaster. See also GEN 3.5.1.5
6

Flight documentation

Language(s) used

Charts, abbreviated plain language text

English

7

Charts and other information available for briefing or consultation

S, U25, P25 (other levels on request), T, SWH (East & West), SWM (MID), TB (Gulf sector winds). See also GEN 3.5.1.5
8

Supplementary equipment available for providing information

Telefax, Self briefing terminal. See also GEN 3.5.1.5
9

ATS units provided with information

BAHRAIN TWR, APC, ACC, RCC
10

Additional information (limitation of service, etc.)

See GEN 3.5.1

OBBI AD 2.12  RUNWAY PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Designations

RWY NR

TRUE &
MAG BRG

Dimensions of RWY(M)

Strength (PCN) and surface of RWY and SWY

THR coordinates

RWY end coordinates

THR geoid undulation

THR elevation and highest elevation of TDZ of precision APP RWY
123456
12L123° / 121°3964 x 60

66 / F / B / X / U Asphalt between landing THRs 79 / R / C / W / U Concrete first 307 M

Landing THR: 261644.33N 0503710.28E

THR end: 261649.69N 0503701.01E

-82.79 FT

7.6 FT

30R

303° / 301°3964 x 60

66 / F / B / X / U Asphalt between landing THRs 79 / R / C / W / U Concrete first 307 M

Landing THR: 261545.62N 0503852.03E

THR end: 261540.25N 0503901.32E

-83.09 FT

7.42 FT
12R123° / 121°2530 x 45

66 / F / B / W / T

Asphalt

Landing THR: 261610.74N 0503755.62E

THR end: 261616.13N 0503746.28E

-82.33 FT

8.13 FT

30L

303° / 301°2530 x 45

66 / F / B / W / T

Asphalt

Landing THR: 261533.91N 0503859.44E

THR end: 261531.79N 0503903.10E

-83.69 FT

6.84 FT

Note: RWY 12R / 30L is approved as a backup RWY. Approaches to land or take off shall not be planned. RWY 12R / 30Lwill be assigned by ATC in exeptional circumstances.

Slope of RWY-SWY

SWY dimensions (M)

CWY dimensions (M)Strip dimensions (M)OFZRemarks
789101112
12L0.0%

NIL

NIL

NIL

4084 x 300YesNon load bearing shoulders 8 M; RWY is liable to be slippery when wet

30R

0.0%

NIL

NIL

NIL

4084 x 300YesNon load bearing shoulders 8 M; RWY is liable to be slippery when wet
12R0.0%

NIL

NIL

60 x 1502650 x 150NoNon load bearing shoulders 7.5 M

30L

0.0%

NIL

NIL

600 x 1502650 x 150NoNon load bearing shoulders 7.5 M

Note: Standard RESA 240 M available for RWY 12L and 30R

OBBI AD 2.13  DECLARED DISTANCES

RWY Designator

TORA

(M)

TODA

(M)

ASDA

(M)

LDA

(M)

Remarks

123456
12L3964396439643657

NIL

30R

3964396439643657

NIL

12R2530259025302222

NIL

30L

2530313025302410

NIL

OBBI AD 2.14  APPROACH AND RUNWAY LIGHTING

RWY Designator

APCH LGT

type

LEN INTST

THR LGT

colour

WBAR

VASIS

(MEHT)

PAPI

TDZ, LGT

LEN

RWY Centre Line LGT

Length, spacing,

colour,

INTST

RWY edge LGT

LEN, spacing,

colour

INTST

RWY End LGT

colour

WBAR

SWY LGT

LEN (M)

colour

Remarks

12345678910
12LICAO CAT II precision approach lighting system 900 M LIHGreenPAPI LEFT 3° 67.15FT900 MWhite LIH 3964 M; 30 M white; 3000 M - 3600 M red / white; from 3600 M red LIHWhite LIH 3964 M; 60 M; last 600 M yellowRed

NIL

NIL

30R

ICAO CAT II precision approach lighting system 900 M LIHGreenPAPI LEFT 3° 67.15 FT900 MWhite LIH 3964 M; 30 M white; 3000 M - 3600 M red / white; from 3600 M red LIHWhite LIH 3964 M; 60 M; last 600 M yellowRed

NIL

NIL

12RSimple approach lighting system (for non-instrument RWY) 420 MGreenPAPI LEFT 3° 70.4 FT

NIL

NIL

White LIH 2530 M; 60 M; last 600 M yellowRed

NIL

NIL

30L

Simple approach lighting system (for non-instrument RWY) 420 MGreenPAPI LEFT 3° 70.4 FT

NIL

NIL

WHITE LIH 2530 M; 60 M; last 600 M yellowRed

NIL

NIL

Note: RWY incursion lights (wig wag) installed at all TWY / RWY intersections 2.6 M from TWY edge. Height 65 CM..

OBBI AD 2.15  OTHER LIGHTING, SECONDARY POWER SUPPLY

1

ABN/IBN location, characteristics and operational hours

NIL

2

LDI location and LGT

Anemometer location and LGT

NIL

350 M WSW of THR 30R; lighted

3

TWY lighting

Green CL , Runway intersections
4

Secondary power supply/switch-over time

Secondary power supply to all AD Lighting; 5 seconds
5

Remarks

Apron: Blue Apron edge, TWY “j” is a solar powered blue edge light.

OBBI AD 2.16  HELICOPTER LANDING AREA

1

Coordinates TLOF or THR of FATO

Geoid undulation

NIL

2

TLOF and/or FATO elevation M/FT

NIL

3

TLOF and FATO area dimensions, surface, strength, marking

NIL

4

True BRG of FATO

NIL

5

Declared distance available

NIL

6

APP and FATO lighting

NIL

7

Remarks

As directed by ATC

OBBI AD 2.17  ATS AIRSPACE

1

Designation and lateral limits

BAHRAIN CTR:

A Circle, radius 10 NM centered at BAH ARP (261615N 0503801E).

2

Vertical limits

SFC - 2500 FT

3

Airspace classification

D
4

ATS unit call sign

Language(s)

BAHRAIN TOWER

English

5

Transition altitude

13000FT
6Hours of applicabilityH24
7

Remarks

New ATC Control Tower at 261601.3N 0503751.5E top elevation 53 M (174 FT) AMSL located aprox DIST / MAG BRG at 210 ° / 500 M (0.3 NM) from ARP, penetrates Obstacle Limitation Surfaces

OBBI AD 2.18  ATS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

Service designation

Call sign

Channel

Hours of operation

Remarks

12345
APP / TARBAHRAIN APPROACH127.85 MHZH24 
  234.95 MHZH24Alternate Frequency
TWRBAHRAIN TOWER118.5 MHZH24 
  296.025 MHZ H24Alternate Frequency
SMCBAHRAIN GROUND121.85 MHZH24 
A/GBAHRAIN RADIO2992 KHZH24 
  5658 KHZH24 
  5667 KHZ H24 
  8918 KHZ H24 
  13288 KHZH24 
  13312 KHZH24 
D - ATISBAHRAIN INFORMATION127.2 MHZH24 
VOLMETBAHRAIN VOLMET128.8MHZH24 

OBBI AD 2.19  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

1234567

DVOR

(2°43' / 2016)

BHR111.80 MHZH24
261530.00N 0503919.18E
36.82 FT121° MAG .48NM From THR RWY 30R
DMEBHRCH 55 XH24
261530.41N 0503919.53E
32.83 FTCo-located with DVOR.

ILS LOC RWY 12L

CAT II CAT I

(2°43' / 2016)

IBIB111.5 MHZH24
261534.17N 0503911.85E
15.86 FTNIL
GP RWY 12L 332.9 MHZH24
261642.07N 0503722.58E
52.97 FT

Angle 3°, RDH 55 FT

ILS DME RWY 12L

IBIB

CH 52 X

H24
261641.92N 0503722.47E
42 FTCo - located with GP

ILS LOC RWY 30R

CAT II CAT I

(2°43' / 2016)

IBIA110.3 MHZH24
261656.27N 0503650.00E
22.14 FT

301° MAG 2.18 NM from THR RWY 30R

GP RWY 30R 335 MHZH24
261555.16N 0503844.83E
53.136 FT

Angle 3°, RDH 55 FT

ILS DME RWY 30R

IBIA

CH 40 X

H24
261555.16N 0503844.83E
42 FTCo - located with GP

OBBI AD 2.20  LOCAL aerodrome REGULATIONS

(i) Operations on the Eastern Apron

(1) Stands 28-36

Following are the source of ground power available and shall be provided accordingly:

  1. FEGP when serviceable

  2. GPU - when FEGP is not serviceable

  3. No APU is to be left running unless either a qualified person is in attendance or the APU has both an auto-shut

(ii) Operation on TWY (J)

TWY (J) is a viable for night operations subject to the following conditions:-

  1. No centre line lights are provided other than the existing CAT-EYE reflectors.

  2. No edge lights are provided other than the existing CAT-EYE reflectors.

  3. No LEAD ON/LEAD off lights are provided.

  4. STOP-BAR, at present, is illuminated continuously, where contrast and ON / OFF functionality still remains uncontrollable by ADC day and night.

  5. Clearance to cross the STOP-BAR shall only be issued by ADC when deemed necessary in order for ACFT to proceed day and night.

  6. FOLLOW-ME vehicle will be provided for all ACFT entering TWY (J) down to the engine-shut down markings day and night.

  7. FOLLOW-ME vehicle will be provided for all ACFT leaving TWY (J) from the engine-start markings up to the stop-bar only. Pilot shall then request an individual clearance from ADC to cross the stop-bar fro progressive taxiing day and night.

{iii} Single Engine Taxi

ICAO resolution A37-19 emphasizes the importance of the International Civil Aviation to limit or reduce the Carbon Dioxide emissions from aircraft within a state boundary. For this reason Bahrain has adopted a procedure which will help in reducing the emission of CO2 from aircraft and allow for airline fuel conservation. Single Engine Taxi Operations may be exercised by multi--engine aircraft provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The Pilots should be familiar with Bahrain International Airport in terms of aerodrome layout.

  2. Pilots executing Single Engine Taxi Operation, should comply to ATC instructions as may be issued during taxiing without any delay.

In addition to the above, Single Engine Taxi Operations shall NOT be used if one of the following cases prevails:

  1. If taxi or parking will involve a turn of 180 degrees or more.

  2. The aircraft is on the active RWY or requesting to cross the RWY.

{iv} Stop Bars Holding

Aircraft or vehicles shall not cross a runway holding point until they have received verbal clearance from ATC and the STOP BAR has been extinguished.

STOP BARS shall not be crossed without specific ATC clearance as follows. Unable to turn STOP BARS off. Cross Red STOP BAR.

{v} Transponder Setting

All Transponder equipped aircraft shall select transponder to standby or off, when fully parked on the stand or gate.

OBBI AD 2.21  NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES

NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES - BAHRAIN

  1. Circuit directions at BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL airport are:

    R WY 30L/ 30R: right hand;

    RWY 12L / 12R: left hand.

  2. Departing and arriving flights are not permitted to operate within the eighty - degree arc subtended by the 180° and 260° Radials of the BHR DVOR, and containing the main Bahrain Islands. Exceptionally , flights which the Controlling Authority has deemed operationally essential may be permitted to operate within this arc, provided they can remain either visually clear of the land, or be vectored clear by BAHRAIN APPROACH.

  3. Usage of reverse thrust:

    Usage of reverse thrust more than idle is not permitted during landing between the hours of 2100 and 0300, unless an aircraft is in an emergency and has been cleared to use the reverse thrust by the ATC.

  4. Engine Run Ups at BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL airport

    Between the hours of 2100 and 0300, testing of aircraft engines is permissible at ground idle power only. Settings above this, however brief, are not allowed.

OBBI AD 2.22  FLIGHT PROCEDURES

Low Visibility Procedures Applicable to ILS CAT II operations at Bahrain International Airport

2.22.1.  Authorization

All Air operators may conduct Low Visibility Operations (take-off, CAT II approaches and landings) if they are legally authorized-approved by their own aeronautical authority of the state of registration. Aerodrome Information concerning surface wind and RVR is immediately provided by ATC and significant changes will be reported in accordance with the provisions of PANS - ATM (DOC 4444). LVP operations for arrivals and departures are limited to the main runway at Bahrain International Airport:

RWY 30R ILS CAT II

RWY 12L ILS CAT II

Any changes in the operational status or the facilities will be promulgated by NOTAM and/or pilots will be advised accordingly by ATIS or on initial contact with ATC.

2.22.1.1  Low Visibility Procedures (LVP)

Low Visibility Procedures (LVP) shall be declared at Bahrain International Airport whenever the RVR reading is 1000M or less, or whenever conditions are such that all of the maneuvering area is not visible from the control tower. The procedures will ensure protection of the ILS sensitive and critical areas to ILS CAT II limits, provide an effective surface movement guidance and control system, and ensure a safe CAT II operations environment. LVP procedures will not normally be introduced for aircraft carrying out practice CAT II approaches.

2.22.1.2  Aerodrome Operating Minima

A- Arrival RWY 12L / 30R LVP Minima

-Runway 30R, Refer to AIP chart AD 2-OBBI-63

-Runway 12L, Refer to AIP chart AD 2-OBBI-51

-LVP shall be in force

B- Departure RWY 12L / 30R LVP Minima

-LVP shall be in force -No aircraft departure is permitted when the RVR is less than 350 meters.

2.22.1.3  Runway Utilization

To ensure the maximum runway utilization during LVP operations, the runway shall not be used as a taxi/towing route except for aircraft required to exit the runway. The runway shall not be used to cross from taxiways J and Y; pilots are expected to comply with the following operational procedures:

A- Departures

RWY 30R

  1. RWY holding position H shall be used for departure. Intersection departures are not authorized during LVP.

  2. On receipt of take-off clearance, pilots should ensure that they are able to commence take-off without delay.

  3. Strict adherence to ATC taxi instructions is required, refer to the AIP (LVP DEP Taxi route RWY 12L - 30R AD 2-OBBI-87).

  4. Notify ATC immediately of any noncompliance to the above requirements

RWY 12L

  1. RWY holding position A1 shall be used for departure traffic. Intersection departures are not authorized during LVP.

  2. On receipt of take-off clearance, pilots should ensure that they are able to commence take-off without delay.

  3. Strict adherence to ATC taxi instructions is required, refer to the AIP (LVP DEP Taxi route RWY 12L - 30R AD 2-OBBI-87).

  4. Notify ATC immediately of any noncompliance to the above requirements.

B- Arrivals

RWY 30R

  1. Arriving aircraft may exit the RWY to the south at TWY D or beyond or,

  2. Arriving aircraft may exit the RWY to the north at TWY J or TWY Y.

  3. Strict adherence to ATC taxi instruction is required, refer to the AIP (LVP ARR Taxi route RWY 12L - 30R AD 2-OBBI-89).

  4. Report RWY vacated and taxi speed to ATC.

RWY 12L

  1. Arriving aircraft may exit the RWY to the south at TWY E or beyond or,

  2. Arriving aircraft may exit the RWY to the north at TWY J or TWY Y

  3. Strict adherence to ATC taxi instruction is required, refer to the (LVP ARR Taxi route RWY 12L - 30R AD 2-OBBI-89).

  4. Report RWY vacated and/or taxi speed to ATC.

2.22.1.4  Ground Movement Operations Transponder procedures

Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (ASMGCS) using Mode-S Multi-lateration had been commissioned at Bahrain International Airport. Aircraft Taxi and Transponder Operating Procedures on the movement area are listed below:

A- Departures

While on the apron including pushback operations:

  1. Enter the discrete SSR code received from Clearance Delivery/TWR.

  2. Enter the three letter ICAO designator followed by the flight number (e.g.GFA123) through the FMS or the Transponder.

  3. ATC will verify the data and use it for identification.

B- Arrivals

Landing aircraft to maintain their transponder switched - On until they are fully parked on the stand.

-No aircraft shall be permitted to make an approach to land when the RVR is less than 350 meters.
2.22.2  RNAV GNSS APPROACH

GNSS approach is part of the GPS service and is established at Bahrain, therefore, acquisition of such service could only be done by means of flying towards a number of way points which are prevailed along the approach phases within BAHRAIN TMA after which it will guide an aircraft to the final approach of the landing RWY, such procedure may only be flown using significant position co - ordinates that are stored in the aircraft‘s navigational data base.

a) Path Terminators RUNWAY 12L

#IDLatitudeLongitudeP/TFly-OverCourse ( ° T )VPAAltitude ( ft )Dist ( nm )speed limit ( kts )
010OB1N3262712.8781N0503044.3194EIFN  +2500  
020BI502262122.55N0502907.28ETFN194.01 +14006-210
           
010LOVAL262406.31N0502422.32EIFN  +2500  
020BI502262122.55N0502907.28ETFN122.52 +14005.06-210
           
010BI502262122.55N0502907.28EIFN  +1400  
020BI501261909.61N0503258.24ETFN122.56 +14004.1 
030RW12L

(MAPt)

261644.33N0503710.28ETFY122.58-2.8@584.8 
040   VM 122.62 @2500  

b) Path Terminators RUNWAY 30R

#IDLatitudeLongitudeP/TFly-OverCourse ( ° T )VPAAltitude ( ft )Dist (nm)Speed limit (kts)
1OB3N1261454.5833N0505204.7346EIFN  +2500  
2BI602261106.96N0504654.00ETFN230.94 +14006-210
           
3DAXEL260822.45N0505137.90EIFN  +2500  
4BI602261106.96N0504654.00ETFN302.72 +14005.06-210
           
5BI602261106.96N0504654.00EIFN  +1400  
6BI601261320.28N0504303.57ETFN302.69 +14004.1 
7RW30R

(MAPt)

261545.62N0503852.03ETFY302.66-2.8@574.48 
8   VM 302.66 @2500  
2.22.3  RVR RESTRICTIONS

No landing and take off will be allowed at BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL airport if the reported RVR reading is 350 M or less.

OBBI AD 2.23  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Minimization of time of the RUNWAY

A number of recent incidents have led to a reduction in the minimum requirement for runway separation between arriving and departing aircraft. The factors causing these incidents have been found to be:

  1. Arriving aircraft delay to vacate the runway after landing and / or stop before the entire aircraft has vacated the runway.

  2. Departing aircraft, having reported “ready” and been cleared for takeoff, delay on the runway before commencing takeoff roll.

Factors ATC considers:

  1. IFR separation on final approach course may reduce to 3NM. This reduced separation minima enhances airspace efficiency and runway utilization.

  2. For the purposes of issuing a takeoff or landing clearance to subsequent aircraft, a preceding aircraft is not considered to be clear of the runway until the arriving aircraft is completely clear of the runway or the departing is airborne.

  3. in the order to achieve the maximum runway utilization, it is essential that landing aircraft vacate the runway without delay; and that the departing aircraft, once cleared for takeoff, commence takeoff roll without delay.

  4. in the event of arriving or departing aircraft delaying on the runway, it may become necessary for the subsequent departing aircraft’s takeoff clearance to be delayed; or for the subsequent arriving aircraft to be instructed to go around. Incidents of this nature have serious safety implication for all operators.

Pilots are, therefore, reminded of their responsibilities.

Arriving Aircraft

  1. Plan their runway exit point prior to landing, it is preferred that aircraft landing Runway 12L vacate via taxiway ’F’ or before; and that aircraft landing Runway 30R vacate via taxiway ’D’ or before. Advise ATC as soon as practicable if unable to exit the runway as instructed.

  2. Do not stop or reduce speed to less than required taxi speed prior to vacating the Runway completely.

  3. Vacate the Runway expeditiously.

Departing Aircraft

  1. Report “ready” only when ready for immediate takeoff.

  2. Once cleared for takeoff, commence takeoff roll with minimum delay.

OBBI AD 2.24  CHARTS RELATED TO AN AERODROME

Chart name

Page

AERODROME/HELIPORT CHART

AD 2-OBBI-19

AERODROME GROUND MOVEMENT CHART

AD 2-OBBI-21

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART MAIN APRON A

AD 2-OBBI-23

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART MAIN APRON B

AD 2-OBBI-25

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART MIDDLE AND CARGO APRONS

AD 2-OBBI-27

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART EXECUTIVE AND CARGO APRON

AD 2-OBBI-29

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART WESTERN APRONS A & B CARGO & EXECUTIVE APRONS

AD 2-OBBI-31

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART NORTHERN APRON

AD 2-OBBI-33

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART EASTERN APRON

AD 2-OBBI-35

AIRCRAFT PARKING DOCKING CHART EASTERN APRON EXTENSION

AD 2-OBBI-37

AERODROME OBSTACLE CHART RWY 12L / 30R

AD 2-OBBI-39

AERODROME OBSTACLE CHART RWY 12R / 30L

AD 2-OBBI-41

PRECISION APPROACH TERRAIN CHART - ICAO RWY 30R

AD 2-OBBI-43

AREA CHART BAHRAIN

AD 2-OBBI-45

BAHRAIN FIR DEPARTURE CHART RADAR

AD 2-OBBI-47

CIRCLING AUTHORIZATION AREA

AD 2-OBBI-49

IAC - ICAO RWY 12L ILS DME CAT A, B, C & DVOR DME ILS CAT A-D

AD 2-OBBI-51

IAC - ICAO RWY 12L VOR DME CAT A-D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-53

IAC - ICAO RWY 12L VOR CAT A-, B, C & D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-55

IAC - ICAO RWY 12L RNAV GNSS CAT A-D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-57

IAC - ICAO RWY 12R VOR DME VISUAL CAT A-, B, C & D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-59

IAC- ICAO RWY 30L VOR DME VISUAL CAT A-D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-61

IAC -ICAO RWY 30R VOR DME ILS CAT A-D

AD 2-OBBI-63

IAC - ICAO RWY 30R VOR DME CAT A-, B, C & D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-65

IAC - ICAO RWY 30R VOR CAT A-, B, C & D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-67

IAC - ICAO RWY 30R RNAV GNSS CAT A-D (L)

AD 2-OBBI-69

VISUAL APPAPPROACH CHART - ICAO

AD 2-OBBI-71

BIRD CONCENTRATIONS

AD 2-OBBI-73

RADAR MINIMUM ALTITUDE CHART

AD 2-OBBI-75

STAR CHART - ICAO RWY 12L/30R RNAV1 - RADIO COMMUNICATION FAILURE STAR

AD 2-OBBI-77

STAR CHART - ICAO RWY 12L/30R RNAV1 - DENVO 1 ARRIVAL

AD 2-OBBI-79

STAR CHART - ICAO RWY 12L/30R RNAV1 - KOBOK 1 ARRIVAL

AD 2-OBBI-81

STAR CHART - ICAO RWY 12L/30R RNAV1 - LADNA 1 ARRIVAL

AD 2-OBBI-83

STAR CHART - ICAO RWY 12L/30R RNAV1 - SOGAT 1 ARRIVAL

AD 2-OBBI-85

LOW VISIBILITY PROCEDURE - DEPARTURE RWY 12L-30R

AD 2-OBBI-87

LOW VISIBILITY PROCEDURE - ARR RWY 12L - 30R

AD 2-OBBI-89