The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee voted today to recommend an Interim Fly Quiet plan to the full O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission membership.

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) consultants presented three runway rotation options to the Committee, which ultimately chose Option A, essentially the same runway rotation plan that was followed in Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3.

The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on Monday, November 6. Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) consultants gave a summary presentation based on the draft report on Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 3. They requested that members submit any feedback to the CDA through ONCC Executive Director Jeanette Camacho by November 10 so the final report may be completed. 

At the November 3, 2017 General Meeting, the Chicago Department of Aviation consultants presented the September 2017 ANMS Report, members received a report from the Technical Committee and discussed the upcoming schedule for the Interim Fly Quiet Plan discussion.

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports.

The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney recently completed more than 175 hours of ground testing of a next-generation Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine propulsor technology as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program, an FAA NextGen initiative to accelerate the development of environmentally-friendly aircraft technologies.

ONCC Vice-Chair Joe Annunzio, Technical Committee Chair Catherine Dunlap and Executive Director Jeanette Camacho attended the American Association of Airport Executives and Airport Council International of North America Airport Noise Conference in Savannah, Georgia on October 11, 2017.

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Technical Committee met on Tuesday, October 17 at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. The Chicago Department of Aviation staff updated members on the status of the permanent noise monitors installations, the aircraft noise complaint system, and modifications to the quarterly Fly Quiet Reports.