Chicago O'Hare to open new runway in Oct-2013, expects to overtake Atlanta by aircraft movements

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    http://centreforaviation.com/news/c...overtake-atlanta-by-aircraft-movements-247576

    US' Chicago O'Hare International Airport stated (17-Jul-2013) it expects to open its new runway (10 Centre/28 Centre) on 17-Oct-2013, and is predicting it will overtake Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as the world's busiest airport as measured by aircraft movements.

    FAA spokesperson Tony Molinaro said: "Hopefully, recent growth at O'Hare can be sustained. The other good news is that we have a new runway coming on line that will truly help the operation during poor weather.


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    it has resulted in a change in approach/departure lanes, so some neighborhoods get less noise, some others get more. Those that get more were very noisy today, in that they had active protests and got air time on the local news. I'd like to be sympathetic, but if you buy a house within 4 or 5 miles of one of the worlds largest airports, you should expect flight routes directly overhead.
     
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    Everyone should be thrilled taht this has finally happened. In bad weather there will be many fewer interminable holds, thus saving huge amounts of wasted fuel, not to mention pilot/controller/crew/passenger stress. Takeoff queuing is already much easier. Once the first days pass I strongly suspect the noise levels will have dropped for the area, even though a handful of residential areas will have more, as Gargoyle said. As for residential noise complaints, I share Gargoyle's view. ORD has been there forever. Orchard Field it is!
     
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