The next Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting will be held on November 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and will be held via teleconference.
MSP’s parallel runways (Runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L) will be closed tonight beginning at 11pm through tomorr
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) owns and operates a permanent system of 39 sound measurement sites around Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Aircraft and community sounds are collected, with a goal to capture as much aircraft sound as possible from airplanes flying to and from MSP. The levels from these measurement sites show the Minneapolis-St. Paul area had a quiet spring and summer.
The public is invited to join the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) via Teams, on October 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM for the MSP Fall Listening Session.
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 on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.
The public is invited to join the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) via Skype, on July 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM for the MSP Summer Listening Session. The Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) sponsors these quarterly meetings for citizens to allow for an engaging, two-way dialogue between the public and the MAC committee tasked with addressing MSP airport noise topics. The agenda for the October meeting is included below.
Intermittent maintenance activity on MSP’s parallel runways (Runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L) may require the use of Runway 17 for departing aircraft during peak departure periods beginning today, Thursday July 2. This activity may seem unusual for communities south of Runway 17, as the number of aircraft using this runway has been minimal since April this year.
As aircraft activity begins to rebound and periods of normal runway maintenance occur throughout the summer, Runway 17 will continue to be utilized as needed to maintain safe and efficient activity at MSP.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) met on May 20, 2020 and discussed the City of Eagan procedure requests (see below), the 2019 MSP Actual Noise Contour Report and were provided an updated on the status of the environmental review for Converging Runway Operations (CRO) by the FAA.
Unusual runway operations may occur today, Monday June 8th at MSP due to strong southern winds. These wind conditions may restrict the FAA Air Traffic Control’s ability to use MSP’s parallel runways (Runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L).
Air Traffic Controllers will assign runways that provide the greatest amount of headwind for takeoffs and landings. With strong winds from the south, arriving and departing aircraft are expected to be routed to Runway 17. You may notice non-typical flight patterns in your community while the parallel-runways are not in use.