Chicago, FAA, Airlines Finance Noise Mitigation

9,924 Homes Sound Insulated
1,954 Homes in Process
   123 Schools Sound Insulated

Residential Sound Insulation School Sound Insulation

ONCC Statement
O'Hare Modernization

O'Hare East/West Flow
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2015 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

- Runway Utilization

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

Construction Momentum Picks Up
on Taxiways, 10R/28L, South Tower
CDA Assistant Commissioner Frank Grimaldi cites construction deadlines for two taxiways and the South Tower to service new Runway10R/28L beginning
Oct. 15, 2015. read more

Nighttime Construction Awareness: April - June 2015

New ONCC Chairman Arlene Juracek Pledges Unbiased Efforts to Mitigate O’Hare Noise

Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene A. Juracek, unanimously elected ONCC chairman at the agency’s annual meeting March 13, pledged to remain unbaised when considering options for aircraft noise mitigation. Juracek follows former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene J. Mulder who served as chairman for 18 years. Niles Village Attorney Joseph Annunzio was elected vice chairman and former Norridge Clerk Judith Dunne Barnardi continues as treasurer. read more

ONCC 2014 Annual Report Features Map
with 41 O’Hare Noise Monitor Locations

The ONCC 2014 Annual Report, released during the agency’s March 13 annual meeting, includes a two-page map of 41 current and future O’Hare noise monitor locations. Other report highlights include environmental impact issues at the airport, quieter aircraft fleets, noise complaints and sound insulation projects.
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ONCC Interview with WBEZ Radio Regarding Aircraft Noise Complaints
Listen to ONCC Executive Director Jeanette Camacho's interview with WBEZ Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia from January 15, 2015. listen

FAA Details Scientific Underpinnings to 65DNL Noise Standard
In a letter to 16 U.S. congressmen, the FAA gave the history and reasoning behind the 65 DNL aircraft noise standard. Currently, the agency is conducting a nationwide study. read more

Tech Committee Oversees Monitor Sites
The ONCC Technical Committee and the CDA identify
eight locations for new noise monitors in Chicago,
suburbs. read ONCC newsletter

Runway 10R-28L to Open 10/15/15
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.

Newest O'Hare Runways
Runway 9L/27R, North ATC Tower commissioned
in 2009. read more
Runway 10C/28C commissioned in 2013. read more

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.

January 2015 ANMS Report
Most used departure runway: 28R – 56% Most used arrival runway: 27L – 35%; residents from 6 addresses reported 63% of 39,500 complaints.
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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.
3rd Quarter 2014 Fly Quiet Report: read more

O’Hare Northeast Cargo Development Project Update
The Chicago Department of Aviation presented an update of the O’Hare Northeast Cargo Development project at the March ONCC annual meeting. read more

O’Hare Final Approach Procedures
The Chicago Department of Aviation describes O'Hare aircraft arrival procedures.
CDA Arrivals Presentation Part 1
CDA Arrivals Presentation Part 2

Last School Receives $6 Million
for Sound Insulation Construction

Chicago’s Ebinger Elementary School has received
$6 million in grants to install sound insulation to mitigate
O’Hare aircraft noise. It is the last of 124 schools qualified for funding from the FAA and city of Chicago.

Ebinger Receives Grant Funding for Construction
Ebinger School Begins Sound Insulation Design

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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