At the May 6, 2016 O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission meeting the Proposed Runway Rotation Plan (Fly Quiet II) was approved by a super majority vote of 45-5.
After the successful vote Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans made a special comment thanking President Soto specifically for everything he did to help get this plan completed and approved. The approval of this significant plan can lead to much quieter nights for Bensenville and the Hillside neighborhood specifically and is anticipated to go into effect sometime in June or early July.
A couple highlights of the plan are that no plane arrivals will take place on 10C (runway in line with the Hillside neighborhood) and there are only 2 weeks out of the 12 in the primary configuration where departures take place on 10C. This applies during overnight hours when demand allows for one arrival/one departure runway and weather conditions permit.