Runway construction projects present hazards to aircraft and air traffic control operations. To help mitigate these hazards, the FAA created an initiative to increase awareness of closures and construction at various airports across the nation. This website is dedicated to helping pilots, airport authorities that sponsor construction projects, and air traffic managers avoid the hazards associated with construction.
mitigate risks during U.S. runway/taxiway construction.
Read the AeroSafety World cover story (PDF)
- Complete Runway Closure Checklist (PDF, 240 KB)
- New Runway Construction/Opening Checklist (PDF, 239 KB)
- Runway/Taxiway Opening (Re-opening) Checklist (PDF, 242 KB)
- Taxiway Construction Checklist (PDF, 231 KB)
- Partial Runway Construction Closure Checklist (PDF, 156 KB)
Pilots & Dispatchers
Managers & Airport Authorities
- Guidance and Policy:
- Mitigating Hazards Associated with Airport Construction (PDF, 2.80 MB)
- ATC Procedures and Phraseology Order JO 7110.65 (PDF, 2.90 MB)
- Day-to-Day Operations Order JO 7210.3 (PDF, 2.30 MB)
- Runway-Taxiway Construction Best Practices & Lessons Learned (Revised March 2013) (PDF, 183 KB)
- Airport Construction Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 205 KB)
- Digital diagrams
- Runway Safety
- Advisory Circulars (ACs) for Airport Projects (Series 150)
- Airport Design & Engineering Standards
- FAA Safety Team (FAAST)
- Information for Operators (InFOs)
- Safety Alerts for Operators (SaFOs)
The FAA's Airport Construction Advisory Council is a volunteer group of air traffic managers around the U.S. who help identify potentially dangerous situations during airport construction projects and work with airports, industry and international organizations to implement ways to significantly mitigate accompanying risks. The central theme of the ACAC is "Managers working with managers". If you have an upcoming construction project, contact the ACAC at ConstructionCouncil@faa.gov. International inquiries from air traffic service providers (or pilots) are welcome — we recognize our issues may be your issues.