The Village of Bloomingdale continues to advocate for Good Neighbor policies at O'Hare Airport. The overnight Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan is one such Good Neighbor policy, and resulted in significant noise reduction benefits for the entire region. Bloomingdale believes, that just as the communities surrounding the airport all benefit financially from O'Hare, they should all share in some noise impact from the airport. No single community should bear the burden of all of the noise impact from O'Hare.
The first Runway Rotation Test ran from July - December, 2016, and received generally positive feedback. While not perfect, the rotation helped distribute noise across communities and create some much-needed relief for those living near the airport. To build upon this success, Bloomingdale along with other O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) members worked with the Suburban O'Hare Commission (SOC) who hired experts to analyze the results of the initial rotation test and advocate for improvements to better meet the goals of a predictable and fair distribution of overnight aircraft noise across the region.
As a result of this collaberation, the ONCC approved an updated Fly Quiet Rotation Test 2, a 12-week test, which began on Sunday, April 30. For more information regarding the plan and test, please click on related documents below.
O'Hare Noise Reporting
To assist the Village, the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), the Suburban O'Hare Commission (SOC), and the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR), residents are encourage to file a report whenever they experience a disruption due to flights going in/out of O’Hare. The increased report count will help the Village and the community organizations in our effort to expand the noise contour map and availability of the noise insulation program to residents.