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Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR)

Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR) is a medium sized, primarily general and business aviation airport.  Located a little more than 25 miles southwest of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport and just west of the city of Aurora, it can be a convenient alternative to other more congested airports. The airport has several intersecting runways, including one that is sometimes used as a taxiway. View a printable document of the ARR information found on this Web page.


Know Before You Go

  • The airport configuration consists of RWY 9/27, intersected by RWY 15/33 and RWY 18/ 36. 
  • NOTE: RWY 18/36 is closed until 12/03/2023 – Check ARR NOTAMS.
  • Service areas and parking are located on the Southeast side of the airport.
  • Pilots arriving when ARR is landing to the north have sometimes confused RWY 33 and RWY 36.  Extra attention needs to be paid when landing on either RWY.  
  • A quick check of compass heading and RWY assignment will go a long way in relieving this issue.
  • Note:  VOR RWY 36 final approach course actually lines up with RWY 33.  Landing on RWY 36 out of this approach requires a slight right turn.
  • Aircraft taxiing in either direction on TWY A sometimes fail to hold short of RWY 15/33 and RWY 18/36.  This happens even after hold short instructions have been read back and acknowledged correctly.
  • Pilots are reminded that a clearance is required to cross any RWY whether it is active or not.
  • When ARR is landing RWY 15 and RWY 18, ARR TWR will sometimes use RWY 9/27 to taxi aircraft to the ramp. This will allow outbound traffic on TWY s A and B to remain clear of opposite direction arriving traffic.  
    • When landing in this configuration, remaining on the active RWY and passing available turnoffs may seem counter-intuitive to the pilot who is used to clear the RWY in a most expeditious manner.
    • Remaining on the RWY will avoid conflicting with outbound aircraft on the parallel TWY.
    • This helps the operation to run safely and efficiently.
  • Aircraft landing on RWY 9/27 and instructed to exit at TWY C have missed TWY C and turned off onto RWY 18/36 instead. Never taxi onto a RWY unless specifically instructed by ATC.

Below find various ARR-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

ARR Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 630-466-5610
Open 0700L to 2100L – Monday through Friday 

General Links

Here are some links to current FAA information.

Some Advisory Circulars for Reference 

Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2023