DFW Airport Noise Tracking
Due to Flower Mound's proximity to the airport, Town Council and staff have strived to maintain a strong partnership with DFW Airport executive staff and the DFW Noise Team. This page will be updated with any notices the Town receives from the airport regarding construction or rehabilitation work that may produce an increase in noise within any Flower Mound neighborhoods.
DFW will fully close Runway 17R/35L for extensive rehabilitation work beginning on August 15, 2023 and continuing until Early Summer 2024. Runway 17R/35L is the third runway to be rehabilitated as part of DFW Airport’s 10-year Infrastructure Rehabilitation program to address runways and taxiways that will need significant rehabilitation work. The 13,400 foot runway was built in 1974 and after 48 years is in critical need of rehabilitation. Runway 17R/35L is DFW’s primary east-side departure runway handling approximately 50% of DFW’s daily departures.
Learn More and Submit a Complaint
In early 2020, the DFW Airport launched a website, NoiseLab, that allows the public to view near-live flight operations, historical operations, news, and statistics. On this page, you can also submit a noise concern and learn more about airport noise and flight patterns.
Avigation Easement Map
The Avigation Easement Map shows the main airspace over Flower Mound that aircraft use for incoming and outgoing flights from DFW. These flights generally use 18R/35L (primary arrival runway) and 18L/35R (primary departure runway). This corridor was established in the 1980s to help with land use decisions for development and to minimize the impact of aircraft noise on Town residents and businesses.
It is important to note that the level of noise generated varies according to aircraft size and type and can differ even for identical aircraft depending on factors such as weather conditions. Aircraft engines do not produce as much lift in hot weather when the air is less dense, and this can cause planes to fly over the community at a lower altitude during climb out. Other factors that influence noise include the weight of the aircraft, including passengers, baggage, cargo, and the amount of fuel onboard. The direction a plane is flying relative to your location also affects the transmission of noise, and how loud a particular aircraft is perceived to be.
DFW Airport Operations Center