Pilot Awareness Campaign

Attention pilots and all other O’Hare airfield users:

The following airfield changes are scheduled to occur at O’Hare International Airport on August 20, 2015:

• New Taxiway W
• East portion of Taxiway F becomes W
• Taxiway AA extended south to new Taxiway W
• Taxiway L3 extended south to Taxiway N
• Taxiway A16 closed and converted to new larger island between A15 and
• New Taxiway N5
• Taxiway E1 closed, but will remain in place
• A350-900 aircraft is to be added to the current list that cannot pass other large aircraft (B747-400, B747-8, B777-300, B777-200, A340-600 or A340-500) on Taxiways A or B due to insufficient wingtip clearance​

Click here to view/download a simplified airfield diagram of O’Hare highlighting the above changes. These changes are necessary to reflect advances in construction of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) and/or enhance safety. Most of the new taxiways listed above won’t become available for use by aircraft immediately on August 20, but instead remain under construction for varying periods.  In order to reflect this, Notices-to-Airmen (NOTAMS) closing them will be issued and coordinated by the CDA.

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 (OMP). 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 websites
  • Blast email information to employees and colleagues
  • Bookmark this webpage, link to this webpage (flychicago.com/pilotnews) or email 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'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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