The ONCC Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on Monday, October 19, 2015. Committee Chair Joseph Annunzio welcomed committee members, FAiR representatives, Chicago Department of Aviation and Suburban O’Hare Commission consultants.

Annunzio told members that there would be many discussions on ways to modify Fly Quiet procedures, but their goal of modifying Fly Quiet procedures could only be accomplished if all the members understood and stayed focused on the objectives.

CDA consultants reviewed current Fly Quiet conditions and outlined potential alternatives for consideration by the ad hoc committee.

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Arlene A. Juracek, ONCC chair and mayor of Mount Prospect joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker, Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger S. Evans, former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, airline representatives and other elected officials at the ceremonial ribbon cutting for O’Hare Runway 10R/28L and a new south air traffic control tower on Thursday October 15, 2015.

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“We commend the FAA and the CDA for their efforts to make O’Hare International Airport a global leader in the aviation industry and an economic engine for the Chicago region,” said Juracek. “We also appreciate their commitment to be a good neighbor by funding the residential and school sound insulation programs for the thousands of children and residents impacted by aircraft noise.”

The commissioning of Runway 10R-28L and South Airport Air Traffic Control Tower is scheduled for October 15. More details to follow.

The Federal Aviation Administration has prepared the Final Written Re-Evaluation of the O’Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement (Final Re-Evaluation).

The Final Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement is available online to the public through the following link:

Please note: Appendix I contains response to comments. Individuals who elected to have their names and addresses included in the Final Re-Evaluation can electronically search the Appendix I files for responses to their comments on the Draft Re-Evaluation.

Paul Litke, the Federal Aviation Administration’s air - traffic manager for the Lake Effect District demonstrated a new computer – aided tool to ONCC members at the October 2 general meeting. The system provides guidance for O’Hare air traffic controllers to safely stagger aircraft on converging flight paths at the airport.

The Village of Lincolnwood became the 56th member of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission as it seeks relief from an increase of O’Hare aircraft over its community.

Nine members representing Chicago and suburban communities near O’Hare International Airport were named today by O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) Chair Arlene A. Juracek, mayor of Mount Prospect, to an ONCC Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee to review and recommend modifications to the airport’s nighttime noise abatement program.