Keflavik International Airport is the airport of choice for major aircraft manufacturers to conduct maximum
crosswind performance demonstration flights. Periodical continuous strong winds, the layout and angle of
its 01-19 and 10-28 runways make the airport unique for crosswind testing.
The airport is operated by ISAVIA, the national Airport and Air Navigation Service provider of Iceland.
Crosswind test flights are subject to a special application process and permission to be granted by ISAVIA.
The precondition for permission for test flights to be granted by ISAVIA is that the applicant concerned
demonstrates that the testflight does not present any increased risk to the aerodrome.
Test flights at Keflavik Airport are limited to only test flights that require special weather conditions to
Demonstrate Maximum Crosswind performance of an aircraft.