The Fly Quiet Committee met on February 19, 2019.

CDA Consultants provided an update on the operational questions. A response had been received from the FAA on the question of the possibility of operating the North and South runway operations at night. The FAA responded that they could not comment until a proposal is submitted for review. They did note that opening either tower would require additional FAA tower staff.

At the March 22 meeting, CDA expects to have additional feedback from the FAA as well as new material and alternatives for the committee to review.

Committee Member and member of SOC, Wood Dale Mayor Pulice, introduced Dr. Antonio Trani on behalf of SOC. Dr. Trani gave a presentation on Runway Headings. 

Dr. Trani is a Professor and the Co-Director of the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) at Virginia Tech. He conducts research involving airport engineering and planning, aviation simulation and computer modeling, aircraft performance modeling, systems engineering transportation system analysis and operations research applications to transportation systems.