The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Annual Meeting was held on Friday, May 4.

Ad Hoc Nominating Committee Chair Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin of Northlake announced the committee’s proposed slate of officers for the coming year. Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek, Joseph Annunzio of Niles and Dr. Raymond Kuper were each re-elected to serve another term in their respective positions of Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Commission.

Mayor Juracek presented the 2017 Annual Report, highlighting the Commission’s accomplishments of the past year. click here to view

The panel discussion on Departures was introduced. The idea for the discussion stemmed from a meeting ONCC Leadership had with representatives of the FAA, O’Hare Tower management and United Airlines at the Great Lakes Regional FAA office to addressed concerns about departure turns and flight paths. Mayor Juracek thought it would be a beneficial subject to cover at an ONCC general meeting.

Panel members included:

  • Bill Tracey is the General Manager of Air Traffic Services for the Chicago area. Mr. Tracey has been with the FAA in Chicago for 33 years as an Air Traffic Controller and Manager.
  • Tim Raynor has been with American Airlines for 20 years and is currently a 737 Captain, flying both domestic and international routes. He has been a Chief Pilot in ORD for a total of 3 years
  • Bo Ellis has been with United Airlines for 34 Years and is currently a 777 Captain, flying both domestic and international routes. He has been a Chief Pilot in LAX and ORD for a total of 11 years.
  • Glenn Morse, Director of Industry Affairs, Network Operations Control (NOC) for United Airlines, responsible for industry coordination and outreach in matters relating to NextGen, ATC policies and procedures, airport operations, and aircraft noise.
  • Aaron Frame is the Deputy Commissioner of Environment for the Chicago Department of Aviation. In that role, Mr. Frame manages the environmental and noise programs for Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway International Airports.

Click here to view Panel Discussion Summary

Click here to view the documents provided

Also at the meeting:

Fly Quiet Committee
The Commission voted in March to make this formerly ad hoc committee a full committee, due to the important impact the Fly Quiet Program has on noise mitigation. At the May 4 meeting, the membership of the Fly Quiet Committee was announced. The original members will remain on the committee including Bensenville, Chicago Ward 41, Chicago Ward 45, Des Plaines, Harwood Heights, Niles, River Grove, Schaumburg and Schiller Park. Elmhurst and Wood Dale were chosen as additional members.

March ANMS Report click here to view

Technical Committee Report – April 17, 2018 click here to view

Next ONCC Meeting June 1, 8:00 am at Café la Cave. Jeanie Yu, Director of Technology Integration for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) will be the featured speaker on the topic “Accelerating Innovation for Community Noise and Emissions Reduction.”