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Assessment of Environmental Effects is Now Published

The Metropolitan Airports Commission’s (MAC) most recent Assessment of Environmental Effects (AOEE) report for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) 2015-2021 was published in October 2014 in accordance with Minnesota law.

The AOEE is produced by the MAC annually to outline the cumulative environmental effects at each of the seven MAC-owned airports throughout a rolling seven-year capital improvement program. Many of the projects in the CIP entail repair or rehabilitation.

MAC Board Meets in Eagan on September 15 at 7 p.m.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Board will hold its next regularly-scheduled meeting in Eagan rather than at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting, which will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Eagan Community Center (1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota 55121).

Are Aircraft Departing South from MSP Supposed to Remain South of Highway 110?

Some aircraft departing from Runways 12L and 12R at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are directed by Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) to fly on specific headings that concentrate flights over the Eagan-Mendota Heights Corridor (Corridor) -- an industrial area adjacent to the Minnesota River Valley-- before turning on course to their destination.  The idea is to guide air carrier jet aircraft over less-populated areas, like areas located inside the corridor, while the aircraft is gaining altitude on its initial climb. 

Wind Factors at MSP

People often ask how much of a factor wind is when determining which runways will be used for arrivals and departures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).  The simple answer is that wind direction is a primary consideration during each moment a pilot lands or takes off at any airport, including MSP.

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