Temporary ORD Restrictions Made Permanent... Sort Of | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **
** Airborne 08.25.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.25.14 **
** Airborne 08.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.22.14 **

Fri, Aug 25, 2006

Temporary ORD Restrictions Made Permanent... Sort Of

Limits On Arrivals Planned Until New Runway Opens

Temporary restrictions put in place by the FAA in 2004 to calm the flood of traffic into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport were made permanent this week, with the agency imposing limits on the number of arrivals per hour at the busy airport.

Under the guidelines put forth by the FAA, carriers operating at O'Hare will be limited to a total of 88 arrival slots per hour from 7 in the morning up to 9 at night, Monday thru Friday... and from noon to 9 pm on Sundays. What's more, carriers are limited to a maximum of 50 landings within each 30-minute period within that time.

Airlines may also land an additional 10 aircraft between 8 and 9 at night, although the 50-per-half-hour limit still applies.

The FAA will also control the sale and leasing of slots -- a common practice between airlines -- and an airline must use at least 80 percent of their allocation, or risk losing those slots.

The measure goes into effect on October 29 of this year... and will last until Halloween of 2008, when a new runway is expected to go into operation at O'Hare, adding much-needed capacity to the airport.

Until then, the FAA says the rule will reduce delays by 32 percent -- and generate savings of nearly $476 million through 2008.

FMI: www.flychicago.com/ohare/home.asp

Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: Doing It Diesel Style -- Glasair's New Diesel Offering

Glasair Makes A Commitment To Alternative Powerplants ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell saw and reported on a lot of interesting things at Sun ‘n Fun 2014, and one of>[...]

AeroSports Update: KR Gathering Planned For Chino, CA

The KR Is The Little Homebuilt Airplane That Sits So Low You Can Almost Step Over It But, In The Sky, It Can Get Up And Go The Official 2014 KR Gathering will be held on Friday Sep>[...]

AD: Viking Air Limited Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-17-01 PRODUCT: Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes.>[...]

Prop Wars! MT-Props v Hartzell In War Of Words

Gerd R. Muehlbauer Says 'Competitors' Claims Are Misleading In an open letter to the industry, MT-Propellers president Gerd R. Muehlbauer says that claims made by rival propeller m>[...]

AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-27 PRODUCT: Certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC