At its July 18, 2016 Full Commission meeting, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) board members received an update on recent community aircraft noise topics.
This update came at an optimum time, as warm summer months promote more outdoor activity and flight activity reaches its peak at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (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.
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.
At the March 16 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting, Richfield City Council Member, Tom Fitzhenry, was elected to serve as the committee’s community co-chair. Fitzhenry has been a member of the NOC since 2007 and will serve alongside standing co-chair, Jeff Hart of Delta Air Lines. The co-chairs’ terms are two years.
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. The most recent meeting was held on January 20, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.