DFW International Airport has updated Trophy Club on the planned partial closure of their primary departure runway on the east side of the airport and provided information on how this closure could affect air traffic in Trophy Club. DFW plans to close the northern 2,000 feet of Runway 17R/35L to allow the installation of FAA approach lights. The runway will still be available for normal operations during the day (sunrise to sunset) but will be closed at night. The partial closure may require some traffic to shift to other runways especially during early morning or late evening. The partial closure will begin on May 10th, 2020 at 9 pm and will continue in the evenings until May 25th at 7 am.
In addition to the partial runway closure, they would like to update TC on other changes at DFW Airport resulting from the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
What to Expect:
For cities on DFW’s west side – Grapevine, Euless, Flower Mound, Southlake, Arlington, Westlake, Trophy Club:
For cities on DFW’s east side – Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grand Prairie:
As a reminder, aircraft take off and land into the wind. Thus, the direction of operations is primarily based on winds. Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land.
Citizens with inquiries or comments should contact DFW Airport by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (staffed 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested. DFW launched a website, NoiseLab, that allows the public to view near-live flight operations, historical operations, news and statistics.