juracek proclamationIncoming ONCC Chair Joe Annunzio and presents outgoing Chair Arlene Juracek with a proclamation honoring her service

Mount Prospect Mayor and ONCC Chair Arlene A. Juracek was honored by commission members at the May 3 Executive Committee and May 7 Annual Meeting. At the Executive Committee meeting earlier in the week, incoming Chair Joe Annunzio presented Juracek with a proclamation, thanking her for “her integrity, her honesty, and her clear vision to make the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission a change agent to reduce aircraft noise in our communities.”

2021 22 OfficersPictured L to R: Dr. Raymond Kuper, Karyn Robles and Joe Annunzio

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission held its annual meeting on May 7, 2021, and welcomed a new slate of officers to the organization. Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek had previously announced her intent to retire from her position as Chair of the Commission as well as her Mayoral role earlier this year. More

The Commission elected Niles representative and Park Ridge resident Joe Annunzio as Chair of the Commission and Karyn Robles, Transportation Director for the Village of Schaumburg as Vice-Chair. Dr. Raymond Kuper (School District 86) has agreed to stay on as Treasurer.

September 2020 AMNS Report is now available to view online. 

The year 2020 was a time like no other. We all were handed a complicated situation of trying to adjust to a pandemic and yet, ONCC adapted with the help of ZOOM and an amended Open Meetings Act. These new platforms gave ONCC the ability to move forward and conduct virtual committee and general meetings all from the comforts of our homes.

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ONCC 2020 Annual Report

May 7, 2021 ONCC General Meeting Agenda now available - click here.

The next O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) meeting will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 8 a.m.

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The Fly Quiet Committee met on Thursday, April 22 via Zoom teleconferencing

The CDA gave a final summary of the Interim Fly Quiet program, which ran from November 2019 through the last week of January 2021, with a construction pause during summer 2020. The 48-week program had an average start time of 10:32 pm and stop time of 6:16 am. The average time in Fly Quiet mode was approximately 7 hours and 44 minutes with 47 percent designated runway usage.

The remainder of the meeting focused on suggested modifications to alternatives B and H. The committee continues to focus on reviewing and revising these two alternatives.

The next Fly Quiet meeting will be held on May 27 at 9:30 am via Zoom teleconferencing.

The ONCC Technical Committee met on April 20, 2021 via Zoom teleconferencing.

2020 Annual Runway Usage
The CDA reported on the 2020 annual runway usage for all hours. The major takeaway was that the optimum use is on east/west runways. However, the crosswind runways are used as much as 250 times per year in conjunction with the east/west runways. Wind conditions dictate use. With the proper outreach to the airlines, the crosswind runways could be utilized more in the future Fly Quiet program.