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 O'Hare Airport Commission

The O'Hare Airport Commission consists of nine citizen members whose objective is to provide a forum for public discussion and serve as an advocate for reasonable sound and environmental levels associated with flights flying to and from O'Hare Airport over Park Ridge.  The Commission shall conduct research; educate the public; and advocate for improvements.


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Flight Impact Maps



O'Hare Flight Impact Map upon Completion of OMP

Estimated Runway Utilization beginning October 2015

Estimated Runway Utilization at OMP Build Out 




Additional Resources


Fly Quiet Rotation


In June of 1997, airlines at O’Hare Airport agreed to use designated noise abatement flight procedures in an attempt to reduce the impact of aircraft noise at night.   This program, known as Fly Quiet, encourages pilots to use designated nighttime preferential runways and flight paths developed by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in collaboration with the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), the airlines, and the air traffic controllers.  The Fly Quiet manual, distributed to pilots and air traffic controllers, identifies preferred runways and flight paths to route air traffic over less populated areas such as forest preserves, highways, and commercial and industrial areas, during overnight hours  (10 p.m.—7 a.m.)  when demand requires the use of one arrival and one departure runway.

January 15, 2019 - The FAA is currently conducting a Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan. 

FAA representatives will be available to provide information about the Draft Re-Evaluation document during Public Workshops scheduled on the following dates: 

Monday, February 4, 2019
Belvedere Events and Banquets
1170 West Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
White Eagle Banquets
6839 North Milwaukee Avenue,
Niles, Illinois 60714

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Hanging Gardens Banquet Rooms 
8301 West Belmont Avenue
River Grove, Illinois 60171

Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Diplomat West
681 West North Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Each Public Workshop will start at 2 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. 

Click here to view the Draft Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet.


Residential Sound Insulation Program


Contact your State and Federal Representatives


Airport Noise Management System


O'Hare Modernization Program
O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission ONCC


Document Archive


November 15, 2018 Aviation Noise Claims - Steven Taber Presentation
November 15, 2018 Fly Quiet 21 Criteria
May 10, 2017 Fly Quiet Letter to Commission Evans of the CDA
September 2016 (received) Ambient Air Monitoring Project (Maine South Air Quality Monitor)
May 6, 2016 Fly Quiet Rotation ONCC Presentation
April 27, 2016 Rep. Lynch & Quiet Skies Caucus Introduce Airplane Impacts Mitigation
February 23, 2016 Attorney Steve Taber Letter regarding Enforceable Noise Standards
February 2016 Attorney Steve Taber Memo regarding Enforceable Noise Standards
July 20, 2015 O'Hare MOU Meeting
September 12, 2014 Congressional Letter to the FAA
December 23, 2013 Buchalter Nemer Law Corp Letter to City Manager
August 6, 2013 State Rep D'Amico letter to Congressman Quigley
May 3, 2013 ONCC Draft Resolution
April 23, 2013 SEIS Letters of Support
April 17, 2013 FAA Response to City of Park Ridge October 2012 Request
January 25, 2013 CDA Response to Congresswoman Schakowsky
January 2013 OAC Survey
December 21, 2012 Congresswoman Schakowsky response to Elected Official Letter
November 30, 2012 FAA Letter of Receipt
November 25, 2012 Letter from City Council to Elected Officials
October 4, 2012 Reply to FAA Response to City of Park Ridge regarding SEIS
May 4, 2012 FAA Presentation to the ONCC by Dr. Lourdes Maurice
February 23, 2012 Response form the FAA Regarding Request for SEIS
December 22, 2011 Letter from Congresswoman Schakowsky to FAA Regarding SEIS
December 21, 2011 Hinshaw & Culberton, LLP Letter to City Manager
October 25, 2011 Letter to FAA Requesting Supplemental Environment Impact Statement
August 9, 2010 Attorney Steven Taber Memo to City Council
February 5, 2009 FAA Response Regarding New Runway 9L 27R






O'Hare Noise Complaints
By Phone:
CDA O'Hare Noise Hotline:
28th District Complaint Hotline:

City of Chicago - 311

FAIR Coalition Web App

provided by District 28
AirNoise Button:

"With the click of a button, instantly local loud, bothersome flights, automatically file a complaint and get back to the things that matter to you."

Once set up through your WIFI, it's as easy as pressing the button!

You don't have to buy the button ($24.00) and subscription ($5/mo), you can use their web application (mobile apps coming soon) for free (15 complaints/ mo). But the button is SO EASY (and complaints are unlimited)!

You will receive a weekly report showing your complaints, plus: Status, Date/ Time, Airport, Type (Commercial), Operator, Flight, A/C Type (Airline and Flight #), Operation (Arrival/ Departure), Distance (Miles/ Altitude (Ft)

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