Category Archives: DFW Airport

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport receives recognition for service and excellence


planeTrade publication Air Transport World named Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport the 2019 Airport of the Year for its customer service experience, leadership in sustainability, efficiency and collaborative efforts with other agencies, according to a Thursday news release.

The recognition is the result of DFW Airport staff’s commitment to service, airport CEO Sean Donohue said in the news release.

“DFW is experiencing the fastest growth in more than a decade, and we see it as an opportunity to welcome the world to the Dallas Fort Worth region and advance the innovation and collaboration that deliver for our customers and make our communities stronger,” he said in a statement.

Read more from Community Impact…

Fire Training This Week

Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 1.47.55 PM

October Research Live Fires – The FTRC will be participating in a large-scale research project over a two-week period in October outside normal training activities which may entail prolonged times of smoke being generated at the training center. You may see prolonged periods of smoke generation or larger than normal smoke columns. This is all part of the extensive research project. Exact live fire dates and times will be posted as the project becomes more defined,

*Training occurs nearly every day at our Fire Training Research Facility. Smoke activity will be visible near the southwest end of the Airport. We will continue to update this page with the most accurate scheduled dates. Please note changes can occur at any time and research activity may also extend past the scheduled times.

Fire Training at DFW This Week

Screen Shot 2018-09-17 at 9.06.31 AM

Exercises at the DFW Fire Training Research Center are taking place throughout this week. You may see smoke during training hours.

For more information:

DFW Airport lines up Starbucks, Whataburger, others for renovated Terminal E


At the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport board’s meeting Tuesday, several leases for new tenants were approved for the airport’s Terminal E concourse, located at 2400 Aviation Drive, DFW Airport. Among the approved leases are Whataburger, Starbucks, Dickey’s Barbecue, CNBC News retail and a Fly Bar restaurant. The terminal is being upgraded to accommodate 15 new regional gates for American Airlines, which means space will be used for long-term use. The terminal is scheduled to finish its remodel in the spring.

Read more from Community Impact…

DFW Airport receives commitment to $180M grant for new aviation taxiways



(Courtesy DFW International Airport)

The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport received a Letter of Intent from the Federal Aviation Administration on July 27, committing to a maximum of $180 million in Airport Improvement Program grant funding for two new end-around taxiway systems.

End-around taxiways allow arriving aircrafts to taxi around the airport’s seven active runways, rather than wait to cross the runways as they do now. The taxiways enhance safety because they prevent runway crossings, reducing the risk of possible incursions, a DFW airport press release said. End-around taxiways increase runway efficiency and reduce overall taxi times for arriving aircraft, according to the release.

Read more from Community Impact…

DFW Airport to implement new passenger pickup and drop-off rules


The new rule changes the curbside areas at all five terminals to strictly active loading and unloading zones. Previously, drivers could idle in their cars as they waited to pickup passengers, but that will no longer be allowed as of July 18.

Drivers will now be encouraged to use the terminal parking garages, for no extra cost, when picking up or dropping off passengers.

Read more from Community Impact…

DFW Fire Research Center conducting training this week

Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 7.18.19 AMIf you happen to see fire and burning activity at DFW Airport, it is our state-of-the-art Fire Training Research Center in action. During our training periods, you will see black smoke as a result of these training fires.

For the schedule for those training periods, click HERE

%d bloggers like this: