annunzio031315Chair: Joe Annunzio karyn2Vice Chair: Karyn Robles


Committee Members

  • Evan Summers, Bensenville
  • Catherine Dunlap, ONCC Technical Committee Chair, Chicago Ward 41
  • Alderman John Arena, Chicago Ward 45
  • Alderman Malcolm Chester, Des Plaines
  • Mayor Arlene Jezierny, Harwood Heights
  • Joe Annunzio, Village of Niles
  • Dennis Ryan, ONCC Technical Committee Vice-Chair, River Grove
  • Karyn Robles, Director of Transportation, Schaumburg 
  • Trustee Russ Klug, Village of Schiller Park
  • Fair Allocation Of Runways (FAiR)*
  • Suburban O'Hare Commission (SOC)*

* Non-voting guest

The ONCC acknowledges that aircraft noise at night impacts the residents in communities around O’Hare and that conditions have changed since Fly Quiet Program inception in 1997. The ONCC desires to evaluate ways to modify the Fly Quiet Program and make recommendations to the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) based on ONCC consensus.

The ONCC established the Fly Quiet Committee to explore meaningful opportunities to modify the Fly Quiet Program and to prepare recommendations to the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) for achieving the following objectives:

  1. Provide a thorough technical assessment of potential opportunities to modify the Fly Quiet Program.
  2. Identify technical requirements and the related implementation steps for the most viable Fly Quiet Program modification opportunities.
  3. Achieve a consensus among communities for Fly Quiet modifications to be considered by the CDA for implementation.
  4. Adhere to the guiding principles set forth below.

The work of the Fly Quiet Committee will be guided by the following principles in the identification and evaluation of potential modifications to the Fly Quiet Program:


  1. Maximizing safety and efficiency must be achieved with all potential initiatives, including compliance with current and expected future air traffic control directives set forth by the FAA for various operating conditions.
  2. Runways will continue to be selected to optimize safety and efficiency based on peak hour arrival and departure demand, wind conditions and runway availability, including consideration of runway scheduling requirements for construction, snow removal, runway maintenance, runway inspection and other operational needs.
  3. The CDA will analyze alternatives as requested by the ONCC and present the findings to the ONCC. Once the ONCC makes formal recommendations to the CDA, the CDA will make a submittal to the FAA. Based on the impacts of recommendations, the FAA will then make a decision on the applicable processes for review and implementation.