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DFW Airport

​​Dallas Love Field and DFW Airport Flight Tracker​​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 2018-February 2019

Closure Flow MapsRunway 17C/35C will return to service and be fully operational with the first flights arriving at 7 a.m. on March 10, 2019. Runway 17C/35C is DFW’s primary runway and it will support our mission to connect the Dallas Fort Worth region to the rest of the world for decades to come.​​

Runway 17C/35C was closed for rehabilitation from May 2018-February 2019. The runway rehabilitation project included a partial closure from late May to early August 2018 and a full closure beginning in August. The airport initially projected that the runway would reopen in mid-November, but, due to weather and unforeseen site conditions, the closure was extended. 

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

While runway 17C/35C was closed, air traffic was diverted to runway 17L/35R, and an increased number of planes flew above Coppell. 

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

The runway rehabilitation project included:

  • 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 
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.