NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Officials at Norfolk International Airport have closed a runway that they say does not meet minimum Federal Aviation Administration standards.
Steve Sterling with Norfolk International says Runway 14/32 is not in compliance with the required safety area. The location of the runway does not have the land available on the western end for this safety area.
Sterling says the FAA had given the airport a waiver while they looked into building a parallel runway to replace this one.
The FAA recently denied the airport’s request to pursue a parallel runway, and Sterling says the waiver expired.
Sterling says they closed the runway because it does not meet the minimum FAA standards.
Officials are currently exploring options with the FAA to continue using Runway 14/32.