The Technical Committee received presentations/reports on: Portable Long Term Noise Monitors, Air Traffic Basics and Web Trak Functions. 

Materials are available here.

At the ONCC General Meeting on September 9, members heard a presentation from American Airlines Vice President - Chicago, Franco Tedeschi on how the airline is making the skies quieter and cleaner through technology. 

 
Other highlights included: the City of Chicago presented May – July 2016 ANMS Reports, information about the decommissioning of Runway 14L/32R- Renaming of Runway 14R/32L, updates on Nighttime Activities on the Airfield and an update on Residential Sound Insulation Program.
 
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The CDA has updated the Runway Rotation Test schedule for the Week of September 11th. When the CDA submitted the rotation schedule the FAA, we had anticipated construction on Runway 10L-28R for pavement rehabilitation during the week of September 11th, and had therefore identified a construction alternative of Runway 10C-28C as the rotation runway. The CDA has confirmed that Runway 10L-28R will be in construction for nighttime hours during the week of September 11th, and that the construction alternative is needed.

Therefore we modified the schedule to remove the arrival arrow on 10L in the primary configuration; the secondary configuration remains unchanged. We have also changed the black flag “Construction Status Pending” to a yellow flag “Updated 9/2/2016”.

All versions of the Fly Quiet rotation schedule are updated and posted to the project website at www.flychicago.com/flyquiettest.

Updated Fly Quiet Test Rotation Schedule (9/2/16)

The Chicago Department of Aviation presented information on Nighttime Construction at O'Hare to the Technical Committee at the meeting on October 16. 

The following construction work to runways and adjacent areas of the airfield may temporarily affect the designated preferential runways as identified in the voluntary Fly Quiet Program. The flyer describes which construction projects may impact nighttime aircraft operations and potential aircraft noise impacts to the surrounding communities near the airport. 

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When the CDA submitted the rotation schedule to the FAA, they anticipated construction on Runway 10L-28R for pavement rehabilitation during the week of August 14 and subsequently identified a construction alternative of Runway 10C-28C as the rotation runway.  Runway 10L-28R will not be in construction during the week of August 14 as planned and the construction alternative of Runway 10C-28C will no longer needed. CDA reverted back to the original plan of utilizing Runway 10L-28R as the single rotation runway for the week of August 14 .

Test goes into effect on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a six-month test of a Fly Quiet II Runway Rotation Plan to bring nighttime noise relief to residents living near O’Hare International Airport. 

The Fly Quiet II Runway Rotation Plan, developed by the ONCC in conjunction with  the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Suburban O’Hare Commission and  the Fair Allocation in Runways Coalition, will achieve a more balanced distribution of overnight noise exposure for Chicago and suburban communities.

The test consists of 12 weekly primary and secondary runway configurations that will be rotated over 25 weeks and goes into effect on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. ONCC membership approved the weekly runway rotation plan in May by an overwhelming majority vote.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today formally submitted the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan for O’Hare International Airport to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review and approval. The proposed plan, which would be the first of its kind in the country, is designed to achieve a more balanced distribution of noise exposure during the overnight hours for Chicago and suburban communities surrounding O’Hare.