Airplane Noise Concerns


Every Elmhurst resident can make a difference. By voicing your concern through this survey you are supporting fair distribution of nighttime air traffic that minimizes the current noise impact on residents in our community. Even if this issue does not impact you, helping your fellow neighbors will improve the entire community. 

Click here to fill out the 5-minute survey. Answer “NO” to question #15 and #21. 

No Internet? No problem. Please call (800) 435-9569 to voice your concern.

Why the increase in airplane noise over Elmhurst?

The Chicago Department of Aviation has designed several Runway Rotation Plan (RRP) tests to analyze the shared impact of aircraft noise in neighborhoods surrounding O’Hare Airport. These tests encourage pilots and traffic controllers to use designated nighttime runways. The tests are analyzed by community feedback, including a heavily weighted survey designed for the RRP.

The Fly Quiet Program is currently administering RRP Test #3. This test directly impacts specific areas in Elmhurst, with a 100% increase in nighttime airplane noise compared to Test #1 and Test #2. Every other week during the evening hours of 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. aircraft noise from low flying planes are causing distress to many Elmhurst residents.  This test will be in place until October 14, 2017. If the survey results for Test #3 show low community feedback, it is possible that this RRP will be the Chicago Department of Aviation’s long-term plan for designated nighttime runway use.  More information.

By voicing your concern, you are helping the entire community. Thank you for your support.