This is an update on DFW’s Runway Status Light Installation Program. In short, the weekend closure of Runway 18L/36R was cancelled due to the construction being ahead of schedule. However, due to issues with the concrete installation at the south end of Runway 18L/36R, the scheduled partial closure will be extended through Thursday, June 29. Additionally, American Airlines will be flying its Flex Schedule on select days during the summer, including this Sunday, June 25. More information on each of these topics is noted below.
Schedule Partial South Closure (RWSL Installation:
As DFW Airport continues with the runway closures necessary for FAA’s ongoing installation of the Runway Status Lights (RWSL), for your awareness, the weekend full closure initially scheduled for this weekend will be cancelled due to construction being ahead of schedule. However, due to issues with the concrete installation at south end of Runway 18L/36R, the scheduled partial closure, which was scheduled to be completed on June 25, will be extended through Thursday, June 29 to continue ongoing work of FAA’s installation of Runway Status Lights (RWSL).
What to Expect: During the remainder of the partial closure, Friday weather forecasts show winds coming from the south at 5 – 10 mph, with potential thunderstorms Friday night/Saturdaymorning and gusts as high as 20 mph. Winds will shift to the north on Saturday and remain from the northerly and easterly, with winds at 5 – 10 mph. Light easterly winds will persist through Thursday. In general, because aircraft take off and land into the wind, when winds are southerly aircraft take off to the south and land from north to south. When winds are northerly, aircraft take off to the north (or northwest in the case of the use of Runway 31L) and land from south to north. When surface winds are light and variable, takeoff and landing flow may be affected by winds above the surface and/or other operational needs.
The shifts in aircraft operations to other runways during the closure may affect the cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell, Irving, Euless and Arlington, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic, including:
June 12 – June 29 [Partial South Closure of Runway 18L/36R]
Summer Flex Schedule:
Additionally, American Airlines flight schedule will include scheduled flex days in order to keep up with upcoming schedules. The 7 days that are scheduled for Flex Flying are as follows:
What to Expect: During the Flex Days, additional flights are scheduled late at night to accommodate greater numbers of the traveling public. These additional operations will entail extended use of DFW’s runway, including the outboard runways. Operations on the outboard runways are expected to extend later than normal and could be as late as 1:00 AM Monday morning.
The DFW Airport encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them. You may contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested.