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Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2 started the evening of April 30, 2017. 

Test 2 will be in place for a period of 12 weeks. Each new week will begin on Sunday evening at 10 p.m. or after when demand allows for one arrival and one departure runway.

Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2 features 10 total configurations in a 12- week rotation. Five of the configurations are modified from the original test. Two of the configuration changes were based on FAA feedback, two based on ameliorating heavy runway use and one based on a desire to reduce the number of mixed-use/single runway configurations.

Complete schedules and more information is available at: www.flychicago.com/flyquiettest. Residents are also encouraged to fill out the survey in order to provide feedback, available on the web site or here

The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on April 25, 2017.

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) staff provided a presentation on Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2 which will begin the evening of Sunday, April 30. The duration of the test is 12 weeks. The rotation schedule features 6 diagonal and 6 parallel configurations and 6 east flow and 6 west flow configurations in order to balance the impact of nighttime noise. 

CDA Receives Approval to Conduct Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2
Test expected to begin April 30

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that they have received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement a second Fly Quiet runway rotation test. Test 2 is expected to begin April 30 and will be in place for a period of 12-weeks. Each new week would begin on Sunday evening at 10 p.m. or after when demand allows for one arrival and one departure runway.

According to the CDA’s submittal to the FAA, “The purpose of Test 2 is to test the capabilities of the different configurations in response to FAA concerns, as well as test new configurations that were not included in Test 1.” Test 1 was in place from July – December 2016.

The Technical Committee met on March 14, 2017. At the meeting the committee:

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Update: Post-Meeting Follow-Up

Below and attached is the follow up information requested by the ONCC Technical Committee from the FAA presentation on Tuesday (3/14/17).

1. ORD runway configuration for the two days for which replays were provided. Both days ORD was on West Flow.

a. 7/17/2016

· Arrival Runways: 27R/27L/28C
· Departure Runways: 22L/28R

b. 7/6/2016

· Arrival Runways: 27R/27L/28C
· Departure Runways: 22L/28R

2. ORD surface replays for the snow event from 3/14/2017.

a. 9:00 (3/13/17) to 6:00 AM (3/14/17) with departures, arrivals and surface vehicles depicted.

Video 1

Video 2

At today's general meeting of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, members voted 36 to 10 to approve a 3-month Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test. CDA staff stated that the rotation, once approved by ONCC members, would go on to the FAA for approval and would be expected to begin implementation in late April-early May.

The next ONCC Meeting will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 8 a.m. (Cafe la Cave, 2777 S. Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL.)

Meeting Materials:

  1. Meeting agenda for March 10th
  2. Proposed Fly Quiet Test 2
  3. 24-page schedule and weekly impacts