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


The Fly Quiet Committee met on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Vice Chair Karyn Robles introduced and welcomed new committee member, Ernie Kosower of the City of Park Ridge, replacing Catherine Dunlap of Chicago Ward 41 who resigned from the Commission.

North Airfield Safety Management System Update
CDA staff reported that they had met with the FAA last week to discuss the status of the SMS analysis on the north airfield. The FAA assured them that they have started the models to analyze daytime and nighttime ground traffic on Runway 9C/27C.

Feedback on FQ21 Departure Concepts
CDA staff reported that they had received memos and comments regarding last month’s departure concepts presentation. SOC, FAiR, Chicago Ward 41, Schaumburg, and Elmhurst submitted their thoughts. 

Departure Procedure Discussion
CDA consultants Landrum and Brown reviewed last month’s departure heading concepts presentation, which focused on vector headings of evenly spaced departures,  least populated departures on runways 9R, 10L, 27L, 28R, and RNAV departures on runways 4L and 22L. They then presented those same runway concepts for runways 9C, 10C, 22L, 27C, 28C. View Presentation

The committee has been tasked with reviewing the concepts, drafting comments and scheduling one-on-one meetings with the consultants to present their ideas and concerns and to discuss what will work best for their quadrant of the airport area.

The next Fly Quiet Committee meeting will be held November 19, 2019 at the Chicago Department of Aviation building.

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