Pilot Awareness Campaign

Attention Pilots and All Other Airfield Users:

The below airfield changes are scheduled to occur at O'Hare International Airport on September 13, 2018/p>

  • Taxiway Z will extend souththrough the new Deicing Pad
  • Taxiway AAwill become Z (extending Z all the way south)
  • New Taxiway E1will open
  • Taxiway Ewill extend east to meet new Taxiway E1
  • Taxiway YY will extend eastto meet new Taxiway E1
  • Taxiway BB will extend westto meet new Taxiway Z
  • New airfield pavement, currently under construction, will be visible

These are in support of continued construction of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). More specifically, to prepare the airfield for new Runway 9C/27C that is on target to be commissioned November 5, 2020 and a new large Central Deicing Pad scheduled to be opened in December 2018. Additional changes will be coming over the course of the rest of this year to support these projects.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has developed an illustrated map that details these changes

Click here​ or on the image below to view/download the map:


The CDA needs your help in spreading the word among all key stakeholders about these airfield changes.


How You Can Help

September 13 is approaching fast. Here are some things you can do to help us spread the word:

  • Post the map on bulletin boards and in break rooms
  • Attach the map to paychecks and staff memorandums
  • Blast e-mail the map to your members and user groups
  • Post information on your respective websites and intranet
  • Link to this web page or e-mail the web address to a friend, colleague or co-worker


The success of this 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 airfield changes.

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.

Recent Airfield Changes

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