Is it possible to find out the coordinates of where the aircraft park in an the Apron? I mean some sort of list for each terminal or aeronautical chart. I was thinking about the AIP (Aeronautical Information Publication) but i could not find it.

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    $\begingroup$ Which airport in particular? $\endgroup$ – PerlDuck Jan 30 at 12:36

The airport charts usually contain the coordinates of all parking positions. The charts that are available from the FAA AIP (e.g. here for JFK) only contain a single ground chart with the airport diagram:

KFJK airport diagram

These do not include the coordinates. But my Jeppesen charts contain coordinates for all parking positions. E.g. some gates at JFK:


They can either be found in dedicated charts for airports with many gates (like JFK shown above), or they are included on the airport overview chart for smaller airports with fewer gates.

Aircraft navigation databases also typically include the positions, so the Inertial Navigation can be initialized with a position based on airport code and parking position.

As far as I know, there is no free resource that would list the coordinates though.

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  • $\begingroup$ Perfect exactly what i was looking for! Thanks a lot $\endgroup$ – Federico Gentile Jan 30 at 12:44
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    $\begingroup$ ... or this one for EGLC (London City) from NATS UK. For Germany, for instance, such information is not available for free. $\endgroup$ – PerlDuck Jan 30 at 12:45

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