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October 2016 Public Input Meeting

The MAC Noise Program Office sponsors quarterly Public Input Meetings for residents to receive updates on the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) 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.

NOC Votes to Unanimously Support CRO Resolution

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) unanimously approved Resolution #02-2016 requesting a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) environmental review and documentation of existing and future impacts to noise and airport capacity from non-intersecting converging runway operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Aircraft Activity Related to Ryder Cup

Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie is seeing increased levels of air traffic this week tied to the Ryder Cup golf competition taking place in Chaska. More than 250,000 spectators are expected at Hazeltine during the course of the event, which starts with events Tuesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. Most of those spectators are traveling by car, but some attendees arriving by private aircraft will also increase the daily volume of flights at Flying Cloud, which is prepared for the extra air traffic.

Ask the Expert

The Noise Program Office gets many questions from the public, and we want to provide answers. Here are Q&A’s based on some common questions you have asked.

Why was RNAV implemented for arrivals and not departures?

Changes to Delta Air Line Aircraft Fleet at MSP

Delta Air Lines recently announced it will be replacing some of its older and noisier aircraft that it uses for passenger services at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) with newer, quieter, and more fuel efficient models. Eighty-two Airbus A321 and 75 Bombardier CS100 aircraft are working their way into Delta's fleet. Delivery of Delta's new A321 aircraft at MSP began in March; Delta will take delivery of the CS100 beginning in 2018.