O'Hare Update - Interim Fly Quiet Nighttime Runway Rotation Plan
On December 8, 2017, the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) voted to approve an Interim Fly Quiet Nighttime Runway Rotation Plan for Chicago O’Hare International Airport (O’Hare). The ONCC recommendation has been sent to the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), who in turn will develop a formal submittal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for environmental review.
The Interim Fly Quiet Rotation Plan is expected to take effect late in 2018 and remain in place until new Runway 9C-27C is commissioned in 2020 as part of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP).
The Interim plan approved by the ONCC is also supported by Suburban O’Hare Commission (SOC) as the most equitable option for distribution of noise during the Fly Quiet hours. SOC, which is chaired by Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, worked with private aviation experts and the Chicago Department of Aviation to provide the data necessary to create a fair rotation plan. SOC continues to support an equitable distribution of noise throughout the region, so that all who share in the benefits of the economic engine of O’Hare airport also share in the inevitable noise impact.
For additional information about the FAA environmental review process, as well as to view the proposed 8-week schedule, please visit the ONCC website at oharenoise.org.