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The ONCC Residential Committee met at the Norridge Village Hall on March 13, 2019. 

Phase 17 Update
CDA staff reviewed the Phase 17 status report. The Historic Homes program is expected to be advertised for bids in Q2 of 2019 with the bid opening in Q3 2019. Status update letter was sent in February to 132 homes anticipated to receive the sound insulation to inform them of these dates. 

Gillfillan 1 web3O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) Chair and Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene A. Juracek was named as the recipient of the Walt Gillfillan Award on March 4, 2019 at the UC Davis Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium held in Jacksonville, Florida. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization whose exemplary achievements and contributions to noise abatement in aviation deserve special recognition.

“I am truly honored to receive this award, which would not have been possible without the commitment and regional stewardship of the full ONCC membership and the Chicago Department of Aviation,” said Juracek. “I also commend the FAA for its longstanding dedication in the Chicago region to community involvement.”

The ONCC General Meeting Packet for March 1, 2019 is now available on Board Docs.

The Fly Quiet Committee met on February 19, 2019.

CDA Consultants provided an update on the operational questions. A response had been received from the FAA on the question of the possibility of operating the North and South runway operations at night. The FAA responded that they could not comment until a proposal is submitted for review. They did note that opening either tower would require additional FAA tower staff.

At the March 22 meeting, CDA expects to have additional feedback from the FAA as well as new material and alternatives for the committee to review.

Committee Member and member of SOC, Wood Dale Mayor Pulice, introduced Dr. Antonio Trani on behalf of SOC. Dr. Trani gave a presentation on Runway Headings. 

Dr. Trani is a Professor and the Co-Director of the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) at Virginia Tech. He conducts research involving airport engineering and planning, aviation simulation and computer modeling, aircraft performance modeling, systems engineering transportation system analysis and operations research applications to transportation systems.

The Fly Quiet Committee Meeting Agenda for February 19, 2019 is now available - click here.

Due to the dangerous weather and hazardous travel conditions, the FAA Public Workshop for the Draft Re-evaluation of the Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan at O’Hare Airport scheduled tonight in Niles at White Eagle Banquets will conclude early at 5:00 p.m. The workshop began at 2:00 p.m. and was scheduled to continue until 8:00 p.m. We apologize for ending early, but the safety of residents is our top priority.

Area residents interested in learning more about the impacts of the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet in the Draft Re-Evaluation may still attend the workshops scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday in River Grove and Elmhurst respectively.

Public Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hanging Gardens Banquet Rooms, 8301 West Belmont Avenue, River Grove, Illinois

Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Diplomat West, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois

You may view the Draft Re-Evaluation and submit comments at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/ifq_re_eval/

For further information or to submit comments via email, mail or fax contact:

Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist

Federal Aviation Administration

Chicago Airports District Office

2300 East Devon Avenue

Des Plaines, IL 60018

FAX: 847-294-7046

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