The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) owns seven airports throughout the twin cities, including Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and six general aviation airports. The MAC works in partnership with communities, government agencies, and aircraft operators to facilitate air transportation and manage all aspects of a first-class airport system. There is much to share about the collaboration and work efforts employed and accomplishments during the past year.
Last week, the MAC Noise Program Office updated its FlightTracker tool by reducing the time delay for real-time flight information. The "Real Time" display on FlightTracker previously showed flight activity in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area with a 20-minute delay. After improving the data collection process, the delay has been reduced to 10-minutes. The flights available on FlightTracker are now presented to customers as early as is allowed by the data provider.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) is an advisory board to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), and is comprised of industry and community representatives who address aircraft noise issues associated with activity at MSP. The group meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.
Only Runway 17/35 will be available for aircraft taking-off or landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. again this upcoming week. This temporary condition is necessary while crews continue work in the runway safety areas of the other three MSP Runways: 12L/30R, 12R/30L, and 4/22. Similar work was performed during the past two weeks as weather permitted, and the work will continue in October during nighttime and early morning hours until the project is completed.
Summer in the Twin Cities is precious and this summer is no exception. Residents who were impacted early in the season by heavy-use of the south flow runway configuration at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) may experience some reprieve while we all enjoy the fresh blast of cool air from the north.