42 communities and 19 school districts dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare International Airport since 1996.


The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission met on Friday, April 13. The following items were discussed:

  • Report of the Chicago Department of Aviation
    • ANMS February 2018 Report – CDA consultants presented the report. Of note was a considerable drop in the number of noise complaints due to the implementation of the CAPTCHA feature on the CDA web site.

    • Update on the Residential Sound Insulation Program - Testing on the defective windows continues. Residents experiencing issues can call 773-894-3636 to request a visit by an inspector.

    • O’Hare 21 Terminal Redevelopment Overview -  View Presentation
      Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner, Ginger Evans, presented an overview of the recently approved Terminal Redevelopment Plan for O’Hare. 
      • The $8.5 billion plan was approved by the Chicago City Council and agreed to by United, American, Delta and Spirit airlines.
      • The plan is the largest capital expansion in the airport’s history and will be developed over the next 8 years.
      • The plan creates 25 percent more gate capacity at the airport, which has not added a new gate in 24 years.The Terminal Area Plan (TAP) replaces aging infrastructure, includes redevelopment of existing terminals, new gates and facilities at Terminal 5, the redevelopment of Terminal 2 into a fully integrated O’Hare Global Terminal to serve international and domestic passengers and renovations and expanded concourses to Terminals 1 and 3.
      • The projected economic impact to the nine-county region is $65 billion by 2026 and an increase of 75,000 FTEs. 
      • The Commissioner commended the ONCC on the IFQ plan and the work the Commission did to develop the plan. She said that such a plan is unparalleled and that the aviation community worldwide is talking about it.
  • Report of the Chair
    • Mayor Juracek reported that the May 4 ONCC General Meeting will feature a panel of speakers to discuss Airplane Departures that will include representative of the FAA, O’Hare Control Tower management, the CDA and the airlines. FAA Regional Administrator Rebecca MacPherson and her team are in the process of refining all the submitted questions to five pertinent categories. The panel, which will include FAA, two airline pilots, control tower management and the CDA will cover the daytime departure procedures.

    • Mayor Juracek also noted the Jeanie Yu from Boeing is scheduled to speak at the ONCC Meeting on June 1.

The next General Meeting of the ONCC is scheduled for May 4, 2018.

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