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MSP Noise Public Input Meeting on April 22

The MAC Noise Program Office sponsors quarterly Public Input Meetings for residents to receive updates on the MSP Noise Oversight Committee and its activities, to be briefed on MSP operational levels and procedures and to have an opportunity to provide comments on and voice concerns about aircraft noise issues.

A Public Input Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Metropolitan Airports Commission's General Offices Building, 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN.

MSP Noise Oversight Committee Meeting - Special Meeting

Per the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) bylaws, the NOC Co-chairs have called a special meeting to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration's determination on the implementation of Area Navigation (RNAV) procedures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

The meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, 6 March 2014, at the Metropolitan Airports Commission's General Offices building at 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis.

MAC Receives FAA Decision Regarding RNAV Use at MSP

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) today received a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) indicating that the FAA will not implement Area Navigation (RNAV) departure routes at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at this time.

The RNAV technology enables aircraft to consistently fly specific, predictable, predetermined routes, enhancing safety and efficiency while reducing fuel burn and emissions. RNAV is a key part of the federal NextGen program for addressing congestion and improving safety and efficiency in the national airspace.

MSP Activity Grew in 2013

Aircraft activity and passenger counts at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport both rose in 2013 compared to 2012.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported 431,573 aircraft took off or landed at MSP in 2013, which is approximately 1.6% more operations than occurred in 2012. The MAC reports that there were about 33.9 million passengers that traveled on those aircraft, up approximately 2.2% from 33.2 million in 2012.