Runway Rotation Plan Test Program


On May 6, the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) approved a 6-month test for a Runway Rotation Plan during overnight hours, which is scheduled to begin July 3.

The Runway Rotation Plan is the culmination of nearly a year of work by the ONCC, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), and the Suburban O’Hare Commission (SOC) to reduce aircraft noise. The Runway Rotation spreads aircraft noise across the region based upon a set weekly calendar, providing predictability to residents, along with well-deserved relief from aircraft noise.

SOC Newsletter

Click here to view the Suburban O'Hare Commission Newsletter that explains the impact of the plan and provides a weekly schedule.

We need to hear from you!

SOC experts will continue to analyze flight paths and noise monitor data, but this entire program is designed to bring noise relief to residents. If you’re feeling a reduced impact from the noise, we need to know so that we can make the rotation permanent. If you’re not feeling any noise relief, we need to know that too, so that we find out what’s not working.

To provide feedback throughout the plan, and for additional details, please visit the official Chicago Department of Aviation website for the test: