Update on the MAC's Action to Support Proposed FAA ProceduresPosted on December 4, 2012
At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) recently took action related to the FAA's proposed Performance-based Navigation (PBN/RNAV) flight procedure changes for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Hundreds of community representatives and residents voiced their concerns about the proposed new procedures at the Commission's November 19, 2012 board meeting. Prior to the meeting thousands of emails and phone calls were received by Commissioners and MAC staff.
Based on this extensive public input, the MAC board "supports implementation of the Area Navigation (RNAV) procedures as designed by the Federal Aviation Administration with the exception of RNAV departure procedures off Runways 30L and 30R at MSP."
The next steps will be at the discretion of the FAA. It remains unclear at this time whether or not the FAA will move forward with the partial implementation and on which dates the implementation would occur if the FAA proceeds. Decisions about where and how aircraft fly are determined solely by the FAA, not by the MAC or other airport authorities.
Members of the public may find agendas and minutes for MAC Commission meetings at the following webpage: www.metroairports.org/mac/meetings/fc.aspx.
Click here to view maps of the proposed procedures to the south and east of MSP supported by the MAC: PBN/RNAV Maps.