Aircraft Noise

The City of Southlake is situated five miles from DFW Airport, the second largest airport in the United States.

Southlake staff worked with DFW Airport planners in the late 1980s to identify the best methods of addressing land use incompatibility issues.

The result of this effort was development of Air Corridor Utilization Zones to clearly identify areas of over flight impact to address noise compatibility zones. 

DFW Airport Runway Map

Since 2011, when the Airport started conducting runway maintenance; when weather conditions demand it; and more recently with the move towards the Next Generation Air Transporation System (Next Gen), the City has been partnering with DFW Airport to keep residents informed when jets use the diagonal runways for departures and fly outside the compatibility zones.  

If you have questions or would like to register a complaint please call the DFW Airport Operations Center at (972) 
973-3192, or by Email
On April 5, 2016, Mr. Jim Crites, the Executive Vice President of Operations at DFW Airport gave a presentation in front of the Southlake City Council.  The presentation explained the airport's strategy for runway repair and addressed NextGen one of the airport's future air operations strategies.