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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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O'Hare Flight Impact Map upon Completion of OMP

Estimated Runway Utilization beginning October 2015

Estimated Runway Utilization at OMP Build Out 

 

 

 

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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.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a six-month test of the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation to bring nighttime noise relief to residents living near O'Hare International Airport.  The initial test began on July 6, 2016.  This 25-week schedule consisted of 12 weekly periods intended to balance the overnight noise.  The second Fly Quiet Rotation Test started April 30, 2017.  The rotation schedule features 6 diagonal and 6 parallel configurations and 6 east flow and 6 west flow configurations. The duration of the test is 12 weeks, and will conclude on July 23, 2017.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3.  Thirty members of the ONCC voted to approve the third rotation; four members opposed, which included the City of Park Ridge and School District 64.  The third test will affect Park Ridge every other week.  The homes impacted by this overnight noise are not within the sound contour and therefore do not qualify for sound insulation from the CDA.  The configuration used in the rotation are not Fly Quiet land compatible and direct flights over residential areas.

Fly Quiet Test 3 will begin on July 23, immediately following the conclusion of Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2.  The purpose of conducting a third test is to test in real time a runway rotation without the use of Runway 15/33 which is slated to be decommissioned in the spring of 2018.  Test 3 will run for 12 weeks and incorporates 5 runways: 4L/22R, 22L/9R, 10L/28R, 10C/28C and 22L/4R.

Click here for the complete Fly Quiet Test 3 schedule.

Please utilize this survey to provide feedback on this rotation test.

 

Residential Sound Insulation Program

 

Contact your State and Federal Representatives

 

Airport Noise Management System

 

O'Hare Modernization Program

 

Document Archive

 

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

 

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CDA O'Hare Noise Hotline:

1-800-435-9569
 
 
28th District Complaint Hotline:
1-224-585-9153
 
 
 
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