You are probably aware that the metro area is expecting a storm system to move through the area beginning today through Sunday. This storm will bring heavy wet snow and strong northeasterly winds. Those conditions will contribute to unusual air traffic patterns at area airports and throughout the Twin Cities’ airspace through the weekend.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Environment Department on Monday released a one-of-a-kind tool for our customers to provide data and reports in a new and exciting way. MSP Interactive Reports provides monthly data about the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in a revolutionary way.
Members of the 934th United States Air Force Airlift Wing based at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be returning from deployment this afternoon, May 18, 2017. To welcome the members back, the unit is planning to fly one pass over the airport with C-130 aircraft in formation before circling back to the airport for landing. This overflight is expected to occur over the north parallel runway (30R-12L).
Please see the 934th website for more information about this unit.
Collaboration has been a long-standing aspect of public engagement for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), particularly when it comes to discussions about aircraft noise. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) has been an active part of the aircraft noise dialogue and is showcased in the newest addition of the Aircraft Noise Basics video series.
A new video and fact sheet are now available to help explain efforts to reduce aircraft noise associated with airports owned by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, most notably Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Aircraft Noise Basics Part 2-Efforts Underway to Reduce Aircraft Noise is the second video produced by the MAC as part of its Aircraft Noise Basics series announced in 2016.
Forecasted winds at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and other Twin Cities' airports may lead to unusual runway use tonight and tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a Wind Advisory for 7:00 PM tonight through 9:00 AM tomorrow. According to the release,
Each year, the MAC reports aircraft noise exposure associated with operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and uses the results to determine homeowner eligibility for the MAC's Noise Mitigation Program. To qualify for mitigation, a home must fall within a higher impact area for three consecutive years.
The report, called the MSP Annual Noise Contour Report, details the development inputs for aircraft noise exposure contours that represent the geographical areas exposed to aircraft noise levels of 60 dB DNL and greater surrounding MSP.
The public is invited to join the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) at its General Offices at 6040 28th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55450, on January 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM for the Winter NOC Listening Session.
The Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) sponsors quarterly meetings for residents to allow for an engaging, two-way dialogue between the public and the MAC committee tasked with addressing MSP aviation noise topics. Conversation from these sessions will be included as discussion items during future NOC meetings. The agenda for the January meeting is included below.