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MAC Facts: 2030 Sustainability Goals

Happy Earth Day! The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is committed to sustainability and enhancing our economic viability, operational effectiveness, environment, and social responsibility. We recognize the interconnection of these elements and strive to make decisions that will result in the greatest benefits today and for centuries to come.

Construction Season Begins At MSP

Now that winter is wrapping up in Minnesota, the state’s other season can begin. Construction projects are starting around the region, including at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Airfield infrastructure (i.e., runways, taxiways, aircraft parking surfaces, etc.) regularly require construction and maintenance work to ensure the safe movement of aircraft. 

MSP Noise Oversight Committee March Meeting Update

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting was held on March 17, 2021. At this meeting, Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) staff provided an overview of both the scope of the upcoming Minnetonka Mobile Monitoring Study and the 2020 Annual Noise Contour Report. More information about the mitigation program is available at

MAC Facts: Reduction in Aircraft Noise Exposure Around MSP in 2020

2020 MSP Actual Contour The 2020 aircraft noise analysis, conducted annually by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), shows a decrease in aircraft noise exposure from flight activity at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). This is due to the decrease in the number of aircraft flying into and out of MSP, a prominent factor to aircraft noise exposure.

MAC Facts: History of MSP

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a joint civil-military public use international airport. As a joint civil-military airport, MSP is home to the Air Force Reserve Command 934th Airlift Wing and the Air National Guard 133rd Airlift Wing.MSP 1920s