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Pilot Awareness Campaign

Attention pilots and all other O’Hare International Airport airfield users:

The following airfield changes are scheduled to occur at O’Hare International Airport on July 23, 2014:

• The 10L Hold Pad will be permanently closed
• Taxiway L will be realigned through the closed 10L Hold Pad
• Taxiway T10 west of Runway 14R/32L will become L
• Taxiway T9 will be demolished
• Taxiway K becomes S
• Taxiway K1 becomes S1
• Taxiway K2 becomes S2
• Taxiway K3 becomes S3
These changes are necessary to help facilitate on-going construction O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) and are detailed on a simple airfield plan. Click here​  to view/download the map. All changes have been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and have been transmitted to the National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO).


The following Pilot Construction Alert for O’Hare International Airport will be in effect on Monday, June 2, 2014.  The following airfield impacts will be in place to accommodate further construction of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP):

• Runway 14R/32L will be closed until November 2014
• Taxiways T8, T9 and a portion of T (between T7 and T10) will be closed until November 2014
• The 10L Hold Pad will be permanently closed
• Taxiway L will be realigned through the closed 10L Hold Pad
• Taxiway T10 west of Runway 14R/32L will be renamed L

Click here​  to view/download a map that highlights the changes at ORD. 

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have coordinated several Notices-to-Airmen (NOTAMs) that will be in place to help notify pilots of these conditions.  Airport diagram changes via the National  Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) will reflect some of the above changes on July 24, 2014, along with another round of taxiway name changes. 

Many more changes are coming to O’Hare    

• Runway 10R-28L to be commissioned - October 15, 2015

Please bookmark this web page and check back frequently to view/download updated maps and information. A full listing of recent airfield changes at O’Hare is provided at the bottom of this page.

About the Chicago Department of Aviation Pilot Awareness Campaign

A small change can make a big difference at an airport. O'Hare International Airport is undergoing major construction as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program. Construction activity may impact aircraft and vehicle operations, or new pavement may become active, changing the flow of traffic. Airport users need to familiarize themselves with these changes in a timely basis to ensure a safe operating environment.

How you can help spread the word

There are many ways in which you can help us educate stakeholders about the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Pilot Awareness Campaign. Help us distribute this information broadly throughout your organization:

  • Post information on Web sites
  • Blast e-mail information to employees and colleagues
  • Bookmark this webpage, link to this webpage ( or e-mail the webpage address to your employees and colleagues
  • Download and print attached fliers and place in employee break rooms and pilot lounges
  • Attach fliers to paychecks and post them on bulletin boards
  • Distribute fliers in staff meetings

The success of the CDA Pilot Awareness Campaign depends upon all of O'Hare International Airport's users - from pilots to mechanics to motor truck drivers and many more. We appreciate your assistance in helping us spread the word about the upcoming changes.

Recent Airfield Changes

Click on the links below to view details of recent airfield changes:


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