The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) recently upgraded its flight tracking data collection system to obtain a more advanced and accurate stream of aircraft activity data. This advancement and new source of data are considered a "Next Generation" flight track data collection system, which uses enhanced technology to collect and process flight data. It facilitates a higher level of accuracy, quicker data update rates, more expansive coverage area and superb reliability when compared to traditional flight tracking systems.
A modified Residential Noise Mitigation Program will be implemented for homes surrounding Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The first amendment to the legal agreement (Consent Decree) between the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and the cities of Richfield, Minneapolis, and Eagan that defines the MAC's Residential Noise Mitigation Program was approved by the Fourth Judicial District Court and is effective until December 31, 2024.
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.
Noisy airplanes are operating less frequently while quieter airplanes are operating more frequently at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), according to a recent analysis conducted by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Noise Program Office. Most notably, during October 2012 through September 2013 there were 93 percent fewer flights in older hushkitted jets as compared to the previous 12 months. Hushkitted jets are generally the loudest types of aircraft that arrive and depart at MSP.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) will meet at 1:30pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Metropolitan Airports Commission General Offices Building. Agenda items for this meeting include: Review of Operations Summary Report, Draft 2014 NOC Work Plan, Review of 30R and 30L Northbound Departure Study over Minneapolis, Review of Mobile Noise Monitoring Request and Review of the July 23, 2013 Public Input Meeting.
In July 2013, Runway 17 departures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) achieved 100 percent compliance with an established noise abatement procedure flown by air carriers with westbound destinations. This procedure is designed to reduce aircraft noise disturbances for Bloomington, Burnsville and Eagan residents living under the departure paths of planes taking off from Runway 17 and flying toward the southwest.
On Saturday, 10 August, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Green Team helped to keep Fort Snelling State Park beautiful by fanning out over the park and picking up trash. For two hours, about 30 MAC employees, including members of the MAC Noise Program Office, and their families collected a variety of items including cans and bottles, plastic wrappers, old flip-flops and steel pipes that were then disposed of properly. While collecting trash, several Green Team members enjoyed seeing deer, bald eagles and wild turkeys in their natural habitat. "Helping to maintain the environment
At the July 17 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting, Representative Jeff Hart (Delta Air Lines) and Representative Elizabeth Petschel (Mendota Heights City Council) were elected by their fellow representatives to serve as the committee’s co-chairs.