Briefing Leaflet

Runway Shortened Guidance in the US

Jun 11, 2012


As Chicago O’Hare (KORD) shortened Runway 32L, NOTAM’s were posted and construction began. Throughout the course of a few weeks, four aircraft either took off or landed inside the construction areas. The FAA convened a Safety Risk Management Panel that involved all stakeholders, and ALPA-I put together a very robust case for why change was needed.

The guidance in this Briefing Leaflet provides a backup in the event of a missed NOTAM or of a pop-up closure for such small, short, temporary projects as repainting or rubber removal. The use of the new “shortened” runway terminology will be used at any US airport if they are working near or on the runway.