The Chicago Department of Aviation presented information on Nighttime Construction at O'Hare to the Technical Committee at the meeting on October 16. 

The following construction work to runways and adjacent areas of the airfield may temporarily affect the designated preferential runways as identified in the voluntary Fly Quiet Program. The flyer describes which construction projects may impact nighttime aircraft operations and potential aircraft noise impacts to the surrounding communities near the airport. 

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When the CDA submitted the rotation schedule to the FAA, they anticipated construction on Runway 10L-28R for pavement rehabilitation during the week of August 14 and subsequently identified a construction alternative of Runway 10C-28C as the rotation runway.  Runway 10L-28R will not be in construction during the week of August 14 as planned and the construction alternative of Runway 10C-28C will no longer needed. CDA reverted back to the original plan of utilizing Runway 10L-28R as the single rotation runway for the week of August 14 .

Test goes into effect on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a six-month test of a Fly Quiet II Runway Rotation Plan to bring nighttime noise relief to residents living near O’Hare International Airport. 

The Fly Quiet II Runway Rotation Plan, developed by the ONCC in conjunction with  the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Suburban O’Hare Commission and  the Fair Allocation in Runways Coalition, will achieve a more balanced distribution of overnight noise exposure for Chicago and suburban communities.

The test consists of 12 weekly primary and secondary runway configurations that will be rotated over 25 weeks and goes into effect on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. ONCC membership approved the weekly runway rotation plan in May by an overwhelming majority vote.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today formally submitted the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan for O’Hare International Airport to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review and approval. The proposed plan, which would be the first of its kind in the country, is designed to achieve a more balanced distribution of noise exposure during the overnight hours for Chicago and suburban communities surrounding O’Hare.

The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on Tuesday, June 14 for an update briefing from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) regarding the six-month Runway Rotation Program (RRP)scheduled for O'Hare International Airport in early July.

The CDA reported that they are working closely with the FAA to implement the plan as early as possible this summer. The goal of CDA is to balance airfield construction, scheduled for both the north and south airfields, with the RRP schedule. Construction will impact the rotation schedule and an additional alternate runway may have to be in place.

The committee reviewed the Fly Quiet II Adherence Metrics designed to measure the test, which included operational percentages, actual noise levels and citizen feedback. CDA will post the start and end time of Fly Quiet and the average duration of time for each weekly period on a designated website.

Fly Quiet Rotation Test Adherence Metrics

The ONCC Residential Sound Insulation Committee was presented with the results of the Historical Homes Pilot Program. CDA will meet with FAA and Illinois State Preservation Agency to discuss the results of the pilot program. A number historical homes identified in Program Phase 17C include historical homes. These homes are located in the Norwood Park Historical District.


Historic Homes Pilot Program Results Presentation

Historic Homes Pilot Program Summary