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DFW Airport

​The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport) is one of the largest airports in the world and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Buying a home or establishing a business in Coppell affords not only the luxury of having easy access to the airport, but also results in periodic airplane traffic and noise. The City and airport work in partnership regarding zoning compatibility, noise monitoring, public education and other areas where the airport impacts the community and those who live and work here.

Our community will sometimes be impacted by changes in runway schedules as DFW Airport undergoes various capital improvement projects to keep the infrastructure maintained, as well as due to weather conditions. The DFW Noise Compatibility Office is the primary liaison between neighboring communities, residents, municipalities, airlines, FAA, universities, NASA and Board staff to demonstrate noise and land use compliance deliverables, meet, educate, research, assist and advise on aircraft noise, flight patterns, airspace and related actions.

For Noise Complaints:
Call:  972-973-3192

DFW Runway Rehabilitation: May-December 2018

Coppell residents should expect increased air traffic – and noise – as Dallas Fort Worth International Airport closes runway 17C/35C for rehabilitation. The runway rehabilitation project will include a partial closure from May 24, 2018 to early August 2018 and a full closure from August to mid-November. The rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by December 8, 2018. 

While DFW International Airport's projections indicate that there will be no temporary noise impacts (as defined by the FAA) over Coppell, the increased air traffic will result in more noise over the city. 

During the partial closure from May 24, 2018 to early August, the northern portion of the runway will be under construction, but the remainder will be available for arrivals. Runway 17C/35C will be open from sunrise to sunset. Coppell residents may notice an increase in air traffic overhead as planes are diverted to other runways. 

During the full closure from early August to mid-November, Coppell residents should expect an increase in aircraft noise. While runway 17C/35C is closed, air traffic will be diverted to runway 17L/35R, and an increased number of planes will fly above Coppell. There is also the potential for increased noise between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. during this phase of the project. 

According to DFW International Airport, Runway 17C/35C serves as the primary arrival runway, handling approximately 40% of daily arrivals. The runway is more than 30 years old, and it is in need of significant repair. 

The runway rehabilitation project will include:

  • Replacement of approximately 6,000 feet of the runway
  • Asphalt resurfacing of the entire 13,400-foot length of the runway
  • Rehabilitation of the parallel taxiway (this portion will be completed once the runway is reopened)

Helpful Links

​​DFW Airport Runway Rehabilitation Informational Handout 
Change in Flight Operations - Partial Closure 
Change in Flight Operations - Full Closure
DFW Airport Noise Program A Briefing for the City of Coppell 
DFW Runway 17C/35C Rehabilitation A Briefing for the City of Coppell


Visit DFW Airport's Current Runway Closures and Alerts Webpage

West Side of Coppell
The west side of Coppell was zoned light industrial/commercial use for a reason - DFW Airport flight paths fly directly over this portion of Coppell. Some neighborhoods close to this side of town might also be impacted by aircraft noise. Visit the DFW Airport noise overlay map to examine how aircraft operations might affect your home or business. Click the 'Additional Noise Info' tab.

August 8, 2017 - DFW Airport Noise Program Update
Representatives from DFW Airport provided an update to the City Council regarding some of the work currently going on at the airport and how it might impact Coppell residents. View the video and presentation.