Sunday, September 26, 2021

Day Closure of Runway 17R/35L for Saturday, 1/28

The City of Southlake has been informed by the DFW Airport of the day closure of runway 17R/35L (shown in purple on map above) on Saturday, January 28th from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

The DFW Airport is planning a closure of Runway 17R/35L for this Saturday, January 28th from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM in order to complete necessary maintenance activities that have been delayed due to cold and/or wet weather.

The winds are forecast to be from the northwest at 5-10 mph for the closure period meaning aircraft will depart to the north and land from south to north.  During the closure, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will necessarily shift aircraft from runway 17R/35L to other runways. The shift in operations will primarily affect Coppell (departures) and Irving (arrivals). Runway 17R/35L is the primary departure runway on DFW’s east side. During the closure, aircraft departures will temporarily shift from the closed runway, 35L, to runway 35C. Arrivals will temporarily shift from runway 35C, now being used for departures, to runways 35R and 31R on DFW’s east side as well as runway 36L on DFW’s west side. Runway 31L, which can affect Southlake and Grapevine, is not anticipated to be needed during this closure but may be used if needed due to runway availability.

More information about the DFW Airport’s planned work is available on the DFW Airport’s website. We encourage citizens with inquires or complaints to contact the DFW Airport. You may contact them by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested.

The map above was provided by the DFW Airport to display the DFW operations during the 17R/35L closure.

The map above was provided by the DFW Airport to display the DFW operations during the 17R/35L closure.

Runway 17R/35L to be Closed For 90 Days

The City of Southlake would like to remind residents of the closure of Runway 17R/ 35L (shown in purple in the above map) from August 3rd to November 2nd.

The City of Southlake has received information regarding the closure of Runway 17R/35L from August 3rd to November 2nd. According to the DFW Airport Noise Office, the 90-day full closure is necessary for extensive work to remove and replace the asphalt shoulders on the full length of the runway as well as some deteriorating concrete panels.

During these closures, FAA must necessarily move aircraft that would have used the closed runway to other available runways, including the diagonal runway 31L in north winds conditions.  DFW Airport staff will work closely with FAA and the airlines during these closures to reduce the impact of the necessary rerouting of air traffic while ensuring safe airport and airspace operations.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link: https://www.dfwairport.com/aircraftnoise/index.php.  DFW Airport encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to the DFW Airport.

The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7.  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

Runway Closure of Runway 17L/ 35R and Runway 18R/ 36L Starting Friday, July 15th

The City of Southlake has been informed by the DFW Airport of a partial runway closure from Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 24th and will also be closing Runway 17L/35R on Saturday July 16th.

There will be a partial closure of Runway 18R/36L starting at 10:00 PM on Friday, July 15th until 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 24th. This partial closure will be occurring in order to replace some deteriorating asphalt shoulders on the southern end of the runway.

DFW Airport will also be closing Runway 17L/35R on Saturday July 16th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.  This four-hour closure is in support of DFW’s efforts to conduct a pavement condition assessment on the runway.  These assessments are conducted periodically to determine the structure soundness of the runway pavement which is essential to long term maintenance and rehabilitation schedules for the airfield.  For this weekend’s four hour closure of Runway 17L/35R, the winds are forecast to be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.

During these closures, the FAA must necessarily move an aircraft that would have used the closed runway to other available runways, including Runway 31L in north winds conditions. DFW Airport staff will work closely with FAA and the airlines during these closures to reduce the impact of the necessary rerouting of air traffic while ensuring safe airport and airspace operations.

The City and DFW International Airport would also like to inform the residents of a 90 day east-side runway closure for Runway 17R/35L that will be occurring from the night of Wednesday, August 3rd through Wednesday, November 2nd.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on the DFW’s website. The DFW International Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them.  The e-mail address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7.  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

DFW Airport: Strong West Crosswinds Possible Next 36 Hours

The City of Southlake has received the following information regarding strong west cross winds from the DFW Airport Noise Office:

The National Weather Service is forecasting strong NNW winds, of 20 to 30mph for the remainder of today, February 23rd and through 4PM Wednesday February 24th. There is a slight chance that these winds could become more westerly and maintain their forecast velocities. If this occurs the Airport may shift into west flow operations to cope with the cross winds, using Runway 31L and 31R as necessary for jet departures and arrivals. At present the greatest likelihood of west flow occurring is between about 6AM and 4PM tomorrow.

More information about the response to high velocity west cross winds is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link under “High Velocity West Winds”: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

East Side Runway Closure Scheduled for Saturday 2-20

The City has received the following information from DFW Airport Noise Office.

A short term maintenance closure of Runway 17C/35C is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, 7 November, from 9:30AM to 7:30PM (Revised 2/18/2016 from 8am-6pm). This closure is in support of several maintenance activities including pavement repairs, painting and drain pipe inspections within the runway environment.

The winds are forecast to be from the south for the entire period, ranging from about 10 to 13 mph. Runway 17C/35C is the primary east side arrival runway.

Arriving aircraft that would normally have been routed to 17C/35C will be routed to other operational runways during the closure period with Runway 17L/35R likely to receive most of the rerouted arrival traffic.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php. We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.

The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

City Council Adopts Legislative Position on Airline Noise

At the February 18, 2014, City Council meeting, the Southlake City Council changed its 2013 Legislative Agenda to include language regarding airline noise.   Assistant City Manager Ben Thatcher presented proposed language to the Council which was approved unanimously on a 7-0 vote.  The video of the vote and Thatcher’s presentation may be viewed below.

Forecast High Velocity West Winds May Require Use of Diagonal Runways for Jet Operations

The FAA may use the diagonal runways, Thursday, 20 February 2014, between about 8:00 a.m. and noon as winds from the west and northwest in excess of 20 mph with gusts in excess of 35 mph are forecast by the National Weather Service.

If the forecast proves valid, the FAA will likely launch jet aircraft from Runway 31L over the cities of Southlake and Grapevine during all or part of that period.  As soon as the wind shifts back to a more northerly direction, forecast for about noon, or the crosswind velocity decreases, jet departures over Southlake and Grapevine will cease. It is possible that Runway 31R could be used for departures as well, depending upon wind velocities.  These aircraft would turn north after takeoff and track outbound as departures from the east side parallel runways normally do.  It is possible that either runway could also be used to receive arriving flights.

High velocity west/northwest winds are a seasonal phenomenon and are expected at this time of year.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.  DFW’s web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  The telephone Hotline is manned 24/7 and is 972-973-3192.

 

High Wind Forecast for 10/31 Could Increase Airplane Noise Over Southlake

The City of Southlake received the following from DFW Airport Noise Office:

Construction on the west side parallel runways was completed last Sunday, however, the National Weather Service is forecasting high velocity west cross winds for this afternoon between about noon and 5 p.m. West wind velocities of 22 mph with gusting up to 31 mph are predicted. If the forecast is valid, the FAA will have to launch jet aircraft from Runway 31L over the cities of Southlake and Grapevine during all or part of that period. As soon as the wind shifts back to a more northerly direction, forecast for about 5 p.m., or the crosswind velocity decreases, jet departures over Southlake and Grapevine will cease.

Because of the success of the construction projects this year on the two west side, parallel runways, for the first time in four years, there are no plans for extended maintenance closures of either west side parallel runway next year. It is planned to close Runway 13R/31L, the west side diagonal runway, for 60 days next summer. If federal funding is provided for that project there will be no arrivals or departures to/from the west diagonal during the 60 day closure. At present it appears that the only reason for jet departures over Southlake and Grapevine from Runway 31L next year would be for high velocity west cross winds such as that forecast for this afternoon.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. The telephone Hotline is manned 24/7 and is 972-973-3192.