Chicago, FAA, Airlines Finance Noise Mitigation

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ONCC Statement
O'Hare Modernization

O'Hare East/West Flow
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2014 ONCC Calendar
Meeting Schedule

Noise Complaints
Noise Hotline 

Noise Online 

Portable Noise Monitor
CDA Application Form

Aviation Noise Resources
Noise Mitigation Agencies
FAA/Chicago O'Hare Office
FAA/O'Hare Correspondence
Noise Quest
CDA Introduction to Noise

O'Hare Noise
Compatibility Commission

P.O. Box 1126
Des Plaines, IL 60017-1126
773 686-3198
FAX 773 462-1565

ONCC Sets January 2015 Deadline
For FAA Report on Interim Aircraft Noise

The 53-member O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission set a January 2015 deadline for the FAA to re-evaluate the impact of interim aircraft noise generated by O’Hare International Airport’s modernization program. Chicago ward and suburban ONCC members passed the resolution Sept. 5 calling for federally funded study results. read more

Converging Runway Operations Limit Aircraft on O’Hare Runways 32L, 4L

Barry Cooper
FAA Regional Administrator

Air traffic controllers have
modified arrival and departure procedures on Runway 32L
and Runway 4L at O’Hare International Airport in response to safety directives from the National Trans-portation Safety Board
(NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Since April 15, 2014, O’Hare
is limiting daytime departures
from Runway 32L during West
Flow operations and from Runway 4L during East Flow operations. read more

Converging Runways (click to view full size)

O'Hare Runway Layout

Runway 10R-28L, Taxiway Construction Moves Toward October 2015 Completion
Highlights of massive construction projects underway at O’Hare International Airport were illustrated in the May ONCC general meeting by Chicago Department of Aviation Assistant Commissioner Frank Grimaldi.

Maps and diagrams illustrate ongoing and future projects in Phases 2A and 2B of the O’Hare Modernization Program, including the commissioning of Runway 10R-28L and the South Air Traffic Control Tower in October 2015. View construction projects.

Bloomingdale Joins ONCC, Other DuPage Municipalities to Seek Relief from Increased O’Hare Aircraft Noise
The Village of Bloomingdale in DuPage County joined ONCC Sept. 5 to seek relief from O’Hare International Airport aircraft noise. Earlier this year the Village of Downers Grove joined ONCC. A shift in aircraft noise began in October 2013 with the opening of south Runway 10C/28C. Other ONCC members include the DuPage County communities of Bensenville, Itasca, Schaumburg and Wood Dale. read more

2014 Nighttime Construction Projects
CDA map shows nightly and intermittent closures during
construction work to runways and adjacent areas that
may temporarily affect designated preferential runways
identified in the voluntary Fly Quiet Program. read more

Runway 10C-28C Opens October 17;
4th in O’Hare’s Parallel Configuration
Completion of Runway 10C/28C on October 17, 2013 marks the fourth in a future six-parallel runway configuration for the O'Hare International Airport. read more

Runway 10C/28C Frequently Asked Questions

O’Hare Future Runways and Noise
Estimated Runway Utilization at OMP Build-Out
CDA 10C/28C Brochure
O’Hare Runway Use October 17, 2013

Community Aerial Maps
See the CDA provided aerial maps that illustrate O'Hare runways related to individual communities.
CDA aerial runway maps and individual communities

Airport Noise Management System
Reports Provide Vital Monthly Data

The Airport Noise Management System (ANMS) collects, analyzes and processes data from several sources including
32 noise monitors around
O’Hare, FAA radar data, weather data and noise complaints.
The City of Chicago and ONCC use this monthly data report to facilitate development and management of noise abate-
ment programs at O’Hare.

Data from Permanent Noise Monitors and/or
Long-term Portable Monitors does not determine eligibility for residential or school sound insulation.

August 2014 ANMS Report
Most used departure runway: 28R – 40%; most used arrival runway: 27L – 26%; noise complainants (all hours) 4,024 residents; (44% of 30,249 August calls came from 11 addresses) read more

Fly Quiet Nighttime Program Reports

The Fly Quiet Program is voluntary at O’Hare International Airport. It encourages use of designated nighttime preferential runways and flight tracks developed by the Chicago Department of Aviation in cooperation with ONCC, the airlines, pilots and air traffic controllers.

Preferred routes direct aircraft over less-populated areas such as forest preserves, highways, and commercial and industrial areas during the hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
2nd Quarter 2014 Fly Quiet Report: read more

CDA Reviews O’Hare Airport
Final Approach Procedures
The Chicago Department of Aviation presented a two-part report on O’Hare aircraft arrival procedures at ONCC’s Technical Committee meetings in April and May 2014. Part 1 illustrates profile and overhead views for arrivals on Runways 10C and 27L, a standard approach profile and a map of final approach fixes. Part 2 explains operation of the Precision Approach Path Indicator.
CDA Arrivals Presentation Part 1
CDA Arrivals Presentation Part 2

See Dramatic Reduction in
O'Hare Aircraft Noise Contour

The visual representation of aircraft noise near O’Hare Airport is presented here, beginning in 1979 and projected through the O’Hare Modernization Program Full Build-Out, based on Federal Aviation Administration projections... read more

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Chicago School Receives FAA,
City Grants; Begins O’Hare Noise Mitigation Project

Christian Ebinger Elementary School, located in
Ward 41 on Chicago’s northwest side, has received reimbursement grants totaling $468,750 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Chicago to fund a sound insulation design process for the building. The project will create a significantly quieter learning environment for the school’s nearly 720 students and staff by mitigating outside aircraft noise generated at nearby O’Hare International Airport. read more