'Fly Quiet' plan to reduce jet noise around O'Hare begins

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
"Fly Quiet" program to reduce noise around O'Hare to begin

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new plan to reduce airport noise around O'Hare International Airport goes into effect Wednesday night.

The "Fly Quiet" plan rotates night-time arrival and departure runways weekly to give nearby residents a break.

The six-month test will run from 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

In 2015, Chicago received more than 4 million noise complaints from people living near the airport. Complaints soared after O'Hare started shifting traffic from the older diagonal runways to newer, east/west ones.