June 27, 2013


June2013 

Attention Pilots and All Other O'Hare Airfield Users

On June 27, 2013 another set of taxiway name changes will occur and new declared distances will go into effect on Runway 9R. In addition, new Taxiway Z will be published.

Information about the changes is provided below in two sections: O’Hare south airfield changes and O’Hare north airfield changes.


O'Hare - South Airfield Changes

These changes to the south airfield are being undertaken to comply with new FAA regulations and to prepare for the full implementation of the O’Hare Modernization Program.

  • Taxiway S b​ecomes Y
  • Taxiway N becomes P
  • Taxiway PP becomes RR
  • Taxiway S1 becomes Y1
  • Taxiway S2 becomes Y2
  • Taxiway S3 becomes Y3
  • Taxiway S4 becomes Y4
  • Taxiway S5 becomes Y5
  • Taxiway QQ becomes JJ
  • Taxiway QQ1 becomes JJ1

Click here​ to view/download a full ORD aerial map that highlights the changes on ORD's South Airfield.

September16 

O'Hare - North Airfield Changes

On June 27, 2013, newly declared distances will go into effect at O’Hare on Runway 9R. Both the ASDA and LDA will be reduced to 7,709 feet. In addition, new Taxiway Z will be published. The taxiway will remain closed until construction is finished in the fall.

Click here​ to view/download a full ORD aerial map that highlights the changes on ORD's North Airfield.

north 

The changes are part of an overall taxiway renaming implementation plan for O’Hare that will evolve over the course of the next 18 months and beyond to encompass the full construction of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). In order to accomplish these changes, a small group of taxiways will be re-designated every 56 days beginning January 10, 2013.