2019

The Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan (IFQ) is scheduled to begin on Sunday, November 3, 2019. For each week, a primary and secondary runway use configuration is provided to accommodate potential changes in wind direction.

The IFQ will be in place until May 2020 when pavement rehab is scheduled to take place on Runway 4R/22L. The IFQ will return in September 2020 and remain through February 2021 when construction on the Runway 9R extension begins.

More IFQ

The ONCC met on Friday, September 6, 2019.

ANMS Reports
CDA Consultants reviewed Airport Noise Management System Reports for May, June and July 2019.

The ONCC General Meeting Packet for September 6, 2019 is now available on Board Docs.

On September 4, 2019, American Airlines’ last flight of the MD-80 departed from Dallas-Fort Worth for O’Hare International Airport. The remaining 26 aircraft took their final flights to Roswell, New Mexico.


American Airlines first began using the MD-80 aircraft in the 1980s, and by 2003 was operating 362 of the planes. When introduced, the MD-80 was one of the most fuel efficient commercial airplanes in the sky.


The MD-80 is the loudest aircraft operated out of O’Hare. The ONCC looks forward to a fleet update from American Airlines, scheduled for the Commission's October meeting. There are other carriers still operating the MD-80 at O'Hare and the Technical Committee is planning additional outreach encouraging them to also consider phasing out the aircraft.

American Airlines Press Release

The Fly Quiet Committee met on August 27, 2019. 

Interim Fly Quiet Update 
The Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan has been approved by the FAA and is scheduled to begin November 3, 2019. CDA will present outreach and tracking materials at Sept. 6 ONCC General Meeting. CDA will provide weekly progress reports on the IFQ.

The ONCC Technical Committee met on August 20, 2019 at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. 

Noise Monitors
CDA provided a noise monitor update. All 8 portable noise monitors are available. Members can reach out to ONCC or complete web site application to request a monitor.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the release of the Final Re-Evaluation Report for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Plan.

The Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan was proposed by the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in 2017 to provide relief from nighttime noise for the communities around O’Hare International Airport.