Sunday, June 13, 2021

DFW Airport Plans to Close Runway 13R/31L for 60 Day Period

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following from DFW Airport Noise Office:

DFW Airport plans to close Runway 13R/31L for the 60 day period, June 18 thru August 17, 2014.  This closure will be to replace runway shoulders and blast pads, update distance remaining signage, various electrical upgrades, painting and various adjacent repairs. 

Aircraft that would have used the runway during the closure will be dispersed among the operational runways. More information about the Airport and its runway work schedule can be found at http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php.

Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact the DFW Airport’s Noise office by email at DFWNoise@DFWAirport.com or call the 24-hour telephone hotline at 972-973-3192. Follow-up response calls and emails will be provided when requested.

Runway Closures May Increase Aircraft Noise Over Southlake This Weekend (5/16/14-5/18/14)

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following from DFW Airport Noise Office:

We want to inform you of four (4) planned, short term, runway closures that may affect flights over and near your cities.  DFW’s Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed in accordance with the schedule below for needed reconstruction and expansion work on some taxiway shoulders within the Runway’s environment.  The Runway will be closed for less than 48 hours during each closure.

The following weekend runway closures are scheduled:

    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, April 25, through 06:00AM on Sunday, April 27.
    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, May 2, through 4:00PM on Sunday, May 4.
    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, May 9, through 4:00PM on Sunday, May 11.
    • Runway 18L/36R is planned to be closed from 10:45PM on Friday, May 16, through 4:00PM on Sunday, May 18.

Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact the DFW Airport’s Noise office by email at DFWNoise@DFWAirport.com or call the 24-hour telephone hotline at 972-973-3192.

Runway Shoulder Repair Could Lead to Aircraft Noise Monday (3/31/2014)

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

DFW must close Runway 18R/36L on Monday, March 31 from 0730AM to 1230PM for some urgent runway shoulder repair.  The National Weather Service is forecasting south flow winds.  No north winds are forecast between about 9PM Saturday, 30 March and sometime after 3PM Tuesday, 2 April, next week.  If this forecast remains valid air traffic will remain in the normal south flow pattern. 

If the winds shift to the north during the runway shoulder repair period, the FAA may have to launch jets over the cities of Southlake and Grapevine.

Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact the DFW Airport’s Noise office by email at DFWNoise@DFWAirport.com or call the 24-hour telephone hotline at 972-973-3192.

Aircraft Noise Expected to Increase October 15-17

The City of Southlake was reminded by DFW Airport on Tuesday, October 15, that Runway 18L/36R remains closed for scheduled, significant runway rehabilitation and will remain closed until the end of October.

Noise Compatibility Planner for DFW Airport, Harvey Holden stated:

The wind is currently forecast to shift to the north at about 5PM Tuesday, 15 October. The north winds are expected to persist until around 5PM Thursday, 17 October. The winds are predicted to peak at about 13mph. If the forecast is valid, the FAA will be launching jet aircraft from Runway 31L over the cities of Southlake and Grapevine during all or part of that period.

With just two operable runways on the west side and Runway 31L’s inability to accept arrivals in north flow, it must be used for departures when the winds shift to the north. It should be noted that the FAA makes every effort to minimize the number of jet departures from Runway 31L by diverting some of the west side aircraft to other runways for departure, and by only using Runway 31L when the velocity of the north winds require its use.

Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact the DFW Airport’s Noise office by email at DFWNoise@DFWAirport.com or call the 24-hour telephone hotline at 972-973-3192.

Wind Shift and Continued Runway Maintenance Increases Airport Noise over Southlake

The City of Southlake was reminded by DFW Airport on Tuesday, October 1, that Runway 18L/36R remains closed for scheduled, significant runway rehabilitation and will remain closed until the end of October.

Noise Compatibility Planner for DFW Airport, Harvey Holden stated:

With just two operable runways on the west side and Runway 31L’s inability to accept arrivals in north flow, it must be used for departures when winds shift the north.

The wind is currently forecasted to shift to the north at about 5AM Saturday, 5 October. The north winds are expected to persist until around 10PM Sunday, 6 October. The winds are predicted to be 15mph, gusting to 21mph. If the forecast is valid, the FAA will be launching jet aircraft from Runway 31L over the cities of Southlake and Grapevine during all or part of that period.

It should be noted that the FAA makes every effort to minimize the number of jet departures from Runway 31L by diverting some of the west side aircraft to other runways for departure, and by only using Runway 31L when the velocity of the north winds require its use.

Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact the DFW Airport’s Noise office by email at DFWNoise@DFWAirport.com or call the 24-hour telephone hotline at 972-973-3192.