The January 2018 ANMS Report is now available to view online. 

Most used departure runway: 28R – 59% 
9R departures increased by 2pp from December 2017 
32L departures decreased by 2pp from December 2017 

Most used arrival runway: 27L – 42%
10C arrivals increased by 2pp from December 2017
28C arrivals decreased by 3pp from December 2017

Aircraft Operations: 69,419

Complaints 252,878 
Complainants 95,409

On March 29, 2018, Runway 15/33 (formerly 14R/32L) will be closed and converted into Taxiway SS. The north portion will be demolished this spring to allow for construction of Runway 9C/27C, which is scheduled to open in late 2020.

Runway 15/33 Closure Flyer

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A review of surveys of aircraft noise annoyance conducted between 2001 and 2014 in communities around 15 airports in Europe and Asia reached two major conclusions:

  • Dose/response curves showing the percentage of people highly annoyed by aircraft noise have shifted over time, leading to a higher percentage of annoyed people at a given noise level compared to older surveys; and

  • This increase in the percentage of people highly annoyed by aircraft noise is greater at so-called "high-rate change" airports - those facing a sharp change in noise exposure due to activities, such as opening of new runways, operational changes, etc. - than at low-rate change airports.


*Source: Airport Noise Report

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Technical Committee met on Tuesday, February 20 at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. The Chicago Department of Aviation staff and consultants updated members on the Aircraft Noise Standards, permanent noise monitor installations, O’Hare Annual Operations, noise complaint system, 4th Quarter Fly Quiet Report and Interim Fly Quiet update.

The City of Chicago Department of Aviation has submitted the Interim Fly Quiet (IFQ) Proposal to the FAA for approval.

The following link contains the proposal document: IFQ Submittal

The City of Chicago has implemented CAPTCHA, a new feature on its aircraft noise complaint website. This change is intended to prevent negative impacts to the City's 311 system for citywide service requests.

The process for residents to submit noise complaints will remain unchanged, except that they will be asked to click on a box indicating they are not a robot when submitting a noise complaint via the website. This is an interim technical solution until the 311 modernization is complete.

ONCC will continue to provide input on improvements that should be made to the aircraft noise complaint system.