At the request of ONCC Technical Committee Chair Catherine Dunlap, the Chicago Department of Aviation presented a snapshot of cargo operations at O’Hare International Airport for one week in December 2015 at the January Technical Committee meeting. Committee members requested that the CDA continue to share one week of cargo operations in a monthly report for one year to review the seasonality of cargo at the airport. Members hope the data will facilitate runway rotation objectives for the Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee, which is in the process of modifying O’Hare’s nighttime noise abatement program.

ORD Cargo Ops By Hour

ORD Nighttime Cargo Analysis

ORD Nighttime Cargo Summary

CDA consultant Doug Goldberg of Landrum & Brown presented a Fly Quiet Report to the full ONCC membership at the January meeting. The report outlined several recommendations to modify O’Hare’s nighttime noise abatement.  The Fly Quiet Ad Hoc Committee meets again in late January to continue discussions and approve of some of the modifications.

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