Community Engagement — Chicago

Changes to Midway Class C Airspace Begin June 15, 2023

Changes to Chicago Midway International Airport’s Class C Airspace go into effect on June 15, 2023. The Federal Aviation Administration will modify the existing Class C airspace surrounding Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to further separate arriving traffic to Midway Runway 22L and general aviation aircraft flying by Visual Flight Rules north and south, along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Date and Time

The agency will hold a virtual informational meetings at 11 a.m. CDT, on Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7. Both events will be held on Zoom. The public can watch the presentation on FAA's YouTube social media channel.

Each meeting will feature a presentation about the changes. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees watching the meeting on FAA's social media channels can submit questions via the chat feature on the platform.

Proposal Background

The FAA changes airspace through the federal rulemaking process.

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the FAA to identify and publicly disclose any potential environmental impacts of the proposed airspace modifications. The FAA has conducted an environmental review in compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws, regulations, and orders applicable to FAA actions.

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2023