Dallas-Fort Worth International

IATA/ICAO CODE: DFW/KDFW
CITY: Dallas-Ft.Worth
STATE: TX
COUNTRY: USA

AIRPORT CONTACT

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Name: Sandy J. Lancaster
Title:
Manager Noise Compatibility Office
Airport: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Address:


Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
P.O. Box 619428
Texas 75261-9428
Phone: +1 972 973 5573
Fax: +1 972 973 5592
Email: slancaster@dfwairport.com
Airport Web Site: www.dfwairport.com

ELEVATION: 603 ft.
RUNWAY INFORMATION
Orientation
Length (ft)
Displaced
Threshold (ft)
Glide Slope(deg)
Width (ft)
13L/31R
9000
-
-
200
13R/31L
9301
-
-
150
17C/35C
13401
-
-
150
17L/35R
8500
-
-
150
17R/35R
13401
-
-
200
18R/36L
13400
-
-
150
18L/36R
13400
-
-
200
Check FAA Airport Diagrams for current information.

NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES

a. Turbo-jet aircraft maintain runway heading to MM (0.5 NM) then maintain departure heading for 5 NM prior to initiating further turns.

b. Turbo-prop aircraft maintain runway heading until reaching safe minimum altitude, then turn to assigned headings using the best rate of climb.

RNAV DEPARTURES
FAA implemented 16 RNAV SID’s in September 2005. The RNAV SID assignment is based on destination. RNAV substantially reduced the areas of overflight in the DFW Metroplex condensing the flight tracks to specific corridors. Approximately 95% of DFW’s commercial jet fleet is equipped to fly RNAV.



CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL (CDA) - NONE

AIRPORT CURFEWS - NONE

PREFERENTIAL RUNWAYS
The preferential runway system applied from 6:00am to 10:59pm:
Jet Aircraft
Type of Flow
Activity
Preferential
Rating
East
Airfield
West
Airfiled
South






Arrivals


1st 17C 18R
2nd 17L 13R
3rd 17R 18L
Departures


1st 17R 18L
2nd 17C 18R
3rd 17L  
North







Arrivals



1st 35C 36L
2nd 35R 36R
3rd 31R  
4th 35L  
Departures


1st 35L 36R
2nd 35C 36L
3rd 35R  
Propeller Aircraft
South







Arrivals


1st 17C 18R
2nd 17L 13R
3rd 17R 18L
Departures



1st 17R 18L
2nd 13L 18R
3rd 17C  
4th 17L  
North







Arrivals



1st 35C 36L
2nd 35R 36R
3rd 31R  
4th 35L  
Departures


1st 35L 36R
2nd 35C 31L
3rd 35R 36L
Preferential runway use system late night hours from 11:00pm to 5:59am

During the late night hours activity will not normally occur on Runway 17L/35R, Runway 13R/31L and Runway 13L/31R unless required by weather, unusual air traffic situations or closure of other runways.

Runways 18L/36R, 18R/36L, 17R/35L and 17C/35C have sufficient capacity to handle late night activity.

OPERATING QUOTA - NONE

ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS
Restriction on ground run-up.

APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE SURCHARGE - NONE

NOISE MITIGATION/LAND USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type of Program
Date Implemented
Status
Sound Insulation (Residences and Public Buildings)
1996
23 Eligible Parcels: 14 Apartment Complexes (70+ DNL), 5 Schools (65+DNL), 3 Churches (70+DNL) and 1 Medical Facility (70+DNL).

All mitigation associated with 1992 ROD for new east runway.

Only 5 parcels participated: 3 Apartments, 1 School, and 1 Medical Facility. Easement were executed and recorded prior to start of sound insulation construction. No homes were sound insulated (see note under avigation easements).

Total cost of SIP: $4.1 Million

Purchase Assurance for Homeowners Located Within the Airport Noise Contours
1995
1,194 properties eligible for choice of Easement Acquisition Program, known as EAP, or purchase assurance, known as Sales Guarantee Program (SGP). Eligible properties were in the 65-70 DNL.

All mitigation associated with 1992 ROD for new east runway.

Of the 1,194, 62 (5%) elected the SGP. 39 were purchased in fee by DFW either under the hardship program or because they did not sell on open market. All were later resold.

23 were sold by owner to 3rd party buyer. DFW subsidized sale so that owner would net 93% of unimpacted FMV. An easement was retained in the title in all SGP properties.

Total cost of EAP/SGP: $34 Million

Avigation Easements
1995
1,194 properties eligible for choice of Easement Acquisition Program, known as EAP, or purchase assurance, known as Sales Guarantee Program (SGP). Eligible properties were in the 65-70 DNL.

All mitigation associated with 1992 ROD for new east runway.

Of the 1,194, 1,120 (94%) elected the EAP. Participants were paid 25% of the Unimpacted FMV: ½ of which was for the avigation easement and ½ represented a payment in lieu of Sound Insulation

1% of the eligible property owners did not participate in either the EAP or SGP programs.

Total costs of EAP/SGP: $34 Million

Zoning Laws
1971
Before DFW Airport was built, the local Council of Governments prepared a noise study and then promulgated the noise contour along with a draft ordinance to the jurisdictions around DFW Airport to be used to govern land use development within the contour area. Most cities adopted the recommended ordinance and most still use it today to govern land use decisions in that contour area.
Real Estate/Property Disclosure Laws
N/A
Some realtors have a disclosure notice about a proposed west runway, yet to be built, that they present to buyers of properties potentially in the influence area of the west runway. This is only used by some realty offices but it gets the buyer calling the Noise Office, in advance of their purchase, to learn about not only the potential affects of the new runway but the effects of existing air traffic on the proposed purchase property.
Acquire Land for Noise Compatibility to date
1993
Two areas were acquired relative to the mitigation for the new east runway as required by the FAA in its ROD-a mandatory purchase area relative to the construction of the new runway and a voluntary purchase area mandated in the ROD due to new noise from the use of the runway.

MPZ - Mandatory Purchase Zone consists of 154 parcels including houses, commercial buildings, two church facilities, one 390-unit apartment complex and several tracks of vacant land. Most of the properties were in the 70 DNL and above. The properties were needed for the relocation of a road and utility lines as well as grading relative to the construction and use of the new runway. The properties were purchased under the eminent domain, when necessary. All properties were purchased and demolished. Total cost: $53 Million.

OPZ-Optional Purchase Zone consists of 361 residential parcels, including one parcel that consisted of 60 multi-family units. Properties in 70+DNL. The properties were purchased on a voluntary basis but those purchased were demolished. Thirteen properties remain many of which cannot convey clear title. The land.

Total cost: $32 Million

Population within each noise contour level relative to aircraft operations
-

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Airport Noise Contour Overlay Maps
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-
Total Cost of Noise Mitigation Programs to Date
-
$146 Million
Source of Noise Mitigation Program Funding for Aircraft Noise
-
AIP, PFC and local funds.

NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM
The airport has a permanent noise monitoring system which consists of 35 monitoring sites covering approximately 120 square miles.

FLIGHT TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM
Era Corporation’s AirScene.com

NOISE LEVEL LIMITS - NONE

STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS
Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 2 PHASEOUT
U.S. Stage 2 Phase out complete as of 12/31/1999 (CFR Part 91.801). Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS - NONE