IFQ to Resume September 13, 2020 - January 24, 2021


IFQ Weekly Summary Reports

Schedules - (September 13, 2020 - January 24, 2021)

Sample Informational Documents for Members (see Outreach Page)


Interim Fly Quiet FAA Approval 

Chicago Department of Aviation - Fly Quiet Program

About IFQ

The Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan was proposed by the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in 2017 to provide relief from nighttime noise for the communities around O’Hare International Airport.

The Interim Fly Quiet plan is expected to be in place from November 3, 2019 to May 17, 2020 and from September 13, 2020 through January 31, 2021. The plan will be impacted by airfield construction projects, which will result in reverting to the original Fly Quiet program during those periods.

Fly Quiet is a voluntary nighttime noise abatement program at O’Hare that is in effect from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The committee’s purpose was to review, modify and make recommendations regarding nighttime noise abatement procedures at O’Hare.

The Fly Quiet committee has overseen a series of three runway rotation tests, which were conducted in order to find the best solution to balance nighttime noise impacts. The IFQ features an eight-week runway rotation plan. For each week, a primary and secondary runway use configuration is provided to accommodate potential changes in wind direction. The runway use configurations have been determined and approved by the ONCC to balance noise exposure to the extent possible.

The ONCC Fly Quiet Committee is now considering options for FQ21 – a new Fly Quiet plan to be in place once the O’Hare Modernization Program is completed and full build-out is reached at the end of 2021.