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FLY QUIET PROGRAM TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 2019
The Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan was proposed by the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) which the Village of Bloomingdale is a member of, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in 2017 to provide relief from nighttime noise for the communities around O’Hare International Airport.
The Interim Fly Quiet plan is expected to be in place from November 2019 to May 2020 and from September 2020 to January 2021. The plan will be impacted by airfield construction projects, which will result in reverting to the original Fly Quiet program during those periods.
ONCC formed an ad hoc Fly Quiet Committee in September 2015 as a result of the Chicago Department of Aviation’s recommendation to modify the existing Fly Quiet Program. Fly Quiet is a voluntary nighttime noise abatement program at O’Hare that is in effect from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The committee’s purpose was to review, modify and make recommendations regarding nighttime noise abatement procedures at O’Hare.
The committee has overseen a series of three runway rotation tests, which were conducted in order to find the best solution to balance nighttime noise impacts. The proposed interim plan features an eight-week runway rotation schedule, with six configurations arranged to alternate each week between parallel and diagonal runways, as well as rotating east flow and west flow. The configurations can be viewed by clicking the following link: FLY QUIET RUNWAY ROTATION
Residents may file a complaint on noise using the toll-free noise hotline at 1-800-914-8537 or clicking on the Aircraft Noise Complaints link below.