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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

Airplanes and Cold Weather

Temperatures in the area are expected to plummet this week. Low temperatures are forecasted to be below -10° Fahrenheit this weekend with below normal temperatures continuing into next week. With frigid temperatures, our neighbors may not only feel a change, but may also hear a change.