The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on November 30. The committee reviewed data from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) regarding the first 12 weeks of the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test.

The committee also reviewed the Regulatory Process as established by the FAA regarding the test, noting that the test was permissible under FAA Order 1050.1F, Paragraph 5-6.5n which states:

1) the test does not exceed more than 6 months;
2) the test was requested by the City in response to mitigating noise concerns and
3) the test data collected will be used to assess the operational and noise impacts of the test.

The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee will reconvene on Wednesday, Feb. 8 2017. At that time, CDA will present data and analysis including survey results on the entire duration of the 25 week Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test.

Meeting materials are below. More details can be found at http://www.airportprojects.net/flyquiettest/

Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test - Weeks 1 - 12 Summary

Fly Quiet Report - Weeks 1 - 20

Rotation Test Approval Document

The CDA has updated the Runway Rotation Test schedule for the Week of November 6th. Because the pavement rehabilitation for Runway 10L-28R will continue during the that week, a previously identified construction alternative has been confirmed as necessary for the rotation schedule.

Specifically for the week of November 6th, we removed the arrival and departure arrows for Runway 10L-28R and kept the construction alternative arrows for arrivals and departures on Runways 9R-27L and 10C-28C. We also changed the black flag “Construction Status Pending” to a yellow flag “Updated 10/28/2016”.

Updated Schedule (as of 10/28/16)

 

The CDA has updated the Runway Rotation Test schedule for the Week of October 23rd.  Because the pavement rehabilitation for Runway 10L-28R will continue during the week of October 23rd, a construction alternative is necessary for the rotation schedule.  Specifically, aircraft arrivals in the secondary configuration will now be on Runway 10C-28C, not 10L-28R as originally planned.  The CDA has therefore updated the arrow icons and added a yellow flag for the week of October 23rd.

25-Week Test Rotation Schedule - Week of 10/23/16

The Technical Committee met on 10/13/16 and heard presentations on the following: 

  1. Re-Eval Boards
  2. 2015 East Flow Departure Tracks
  3. 2015 West Flow Departure Tracks
  4. Page from TAAM Experiment

At the ONCC General Meeting on October 7, 2016, members heard a presentation from Robert Schlingman, Director, Environmental Policy & Programs about United Airlines Airbus A320 Vortex Generators.

CDA staff reviewed the Runway Rotation Test program and the August 2016 ANMS Report. 

Members also got an update on Nighttime Operations on Runway 10R/28L and reviewed a draft of the 2017 Meeting Calendar.

United Airlines Presentation - Vortex Generators

August ANMS Report