The ONCC Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on August 30, 2017.

On August 24, 2017, ONCC members were invited to participate in a tour of the O'Hare Airfield. Members visited the new Northeast Cargo Ramp, Firefighter Training Area, viewed snow removal equipment, construction of new runway 9C/27C and construction of new gates at Terminal 3.

 

The CDA is publishing a slight change to the Runway Rotation Test schedule for Test 3 Week 5 (Week of August 20th). The FAA is working on a navigational aid called a localizer for Runway 9R-27L. 

For more information about a localizer, please visit the CDA website here

The only change to Week 5 is an added green arrow to depict a departure construction alternative, specifically departures on Runway 10L in the Secondary configuration. All versions of the Fly Quiet rotation scheduled have been updated posted to the CDA’s project website.

At the Technical Committee Meeting on August 15, 2017, CDA staff presented an update on noise monitors, reviewed the 2nd Quarter Fly Quiet Report, presented recent Airfield Changes and Relocation of the GRE.

Technical Committee Meeting Documents

O’Hare Airport's Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3 started the evening of July 23, 2017.O’Hare Airport's Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3 started the evening of July 23, 2017.

This is the third in a series of runway rotation tests designed to provide near-term relief, reduce nighttime noise to the highest impacted communities and provide predictability by publishing a rotation schedule that allows citizens to predict periods of relief to the extent possible.

Test 3 was approved by the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) general membership in June, and was then submitted by the Chicago Department of Aviation to the Federal Aviation Administration for its approval. The test will be in place for a period of 12 weeks and incorporates 5 runways: 4L/22R, 9R/27L, 10L/28R, 10C/28C and 22L/4R. Test 3 does not include runway 15/33 which is slated to be decommissioned in spring 2018. Each new week will begin on Sunday evening at 10 p.m. or when demand allows for one arrival and one departure runway.

ONCC Technical Committee Chair Cathy Dunlap and ONCC Executive Director Jeanette Camacho attended the Chicago Airline Cargo Managers Association meeting on July 12.

Technical Committee Chair Cathy Dunlap explained the Fly Quiet Quarterly report and how important Fly Quiet is to the O'Hare's neighboring communities.

The Airline Cargo Managers Association invited ONCC to future meetings for updates regarding the Fly Quiet program.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3, which is scheduled to begin on July 23, 2017.The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3, which is scheduled to begin on July 23, 2017.The membership of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) voted on June 2 to approve the test, which was then sent to the FAA for approval. The test is scheduled to start immediately following the conclusion of Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2, which has been in effect since April 30, 2017 and will end July 23, 2017. The purpose of conducting a third test is to test in real time a runway rotation without the use of Runway 15/33 which is slated to be decommissioned in the spring of 2018.

CDA Test 3 Submittal to FAA

FAA Test 3 Approval