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NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports.

The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney recently completed more than 175 hours of ground testing of a next-generation Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine propulsor technology as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program, an FAA NextGen initiative to accelerate the development of environmentally-friendly aircraft technologies.

ONCC Vice-Chair Joe Annunzio, Technical Committee Chair Catherine Dunlap and Executive Director Jeanette Camacho attended the American Association of Airport Executives and Airport Council International of North America Airport Noise Conference in Savannah, Georgia on October 11, 2017.

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Technical Committee met on Tuesday, October 17 at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. The Chicago Department of Aviation staff updated members on the status of the permanent noise monitors installations, the aircraft noise complaint system, and modifications to the quarterly Fly Quiet Reports.

At the October 6 General Meeting, the Chicago Department of Aviation consultants presented the August 2017 ANMS Report, and the Technical, Residential and Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committees provided updates on their recent activities.

ONCC Chair and Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene A. Juracek delivered her position regarding a public policy decision-making process as it applies to an Interim Fly Quiet Program vote to the full Commission at its October general meeting. Read full text here.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced that it has secured permits and scheduled contractors to install permanent aircraft noise monitors at three suburban locations. Electrical installation and concrete work will begin on October 9, 2017 in Bensenville (Site 31), Itasca (Site 44) and Norridge (Site 18) with monitor installations to follow.