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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.

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.​

​​For Noise Complaints:  

Call:  972-973-3192
Noise Information:

Upcoming/Current Pr​ojects​

Runway 18R-36L Rehabilitation — Summer 2020

The DFW Airport is preparing for the complete rehabilitation of Runway 18R-36L scheduled to begin in August 2020 with completion expected in May 2021. Built in 1984, this north-south runway is on the west side of the airfield and is in need of significant repairs. This will be the second project of its kind at the airport in the past two years and will be similar to the rehabilitation of Runway 17C-35C, which took place from May 2018 – March 2019. 

The project will include:
  • Pavement reconstruction 
  • Asphalt overlay
  • Improvements to drainage
  • New lighting system
  • Extension of adjacent taxiways D2, WR, WQ and E

Runway 18R-36L is expected to be at least partially closed for much of the project and air traffic will be diverted to the other six runways. While details have not yet been disclosed, the runway closure brings the possibility of increased air traffic and noise over Coppell during the period of construction. More information about this upcoming project will be posted here as it becomes available. ​

Helpful Links

DFW Runway 17C/35C Rehabilitation Information from 2018-2019: