Bensenville speaks out after O'Hare strays from Fly Quiet runways at night
The City of Bensenville recently wrote a letter to the City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and released a statement complaining that O’Hare International Airport is no longer complying with its Fly Quiet Program.
The CDA and FAA no longer use two of the four Fly Quiet runways at night, 4L22R and 14R/32L, and instead use 10C/28C, which is the O'Hare runway that's closest to residential areas.
As a result, Bensenville residents in the flight path of 10C/28C often are awakened throughout the night when passenger jets fly just a few hundred feet above their homes.
In the letter, Bensenville President Frank Soto and Trustee JoEllen Ridder said Bensenville is “imploring these organizations to follow their own Fly Quiet Program” and demanding that the CDA and FAA “use the runways that have already been designated for nighttime operations that fly over nonresidential areas, such as 22R and 14R, which are no longer used at night.”
The village awaits a response from the agencies.