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More Temporary Nighttime Runway Closures at MSP

Only Runway 17/35 will be available for aircraft taking-off or landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. again this upcoming week. This temporary condition is necessary while crews continue work in the runway safety areas of the other three MSP Runways: 12L/30R, 12R/30L, and 4/22. Similar work was performed during the past two weeks as weather permitted, and the work will continue in October during nighttime and early morning hours until the project is completed. 

MAC unveils new mobile-friendly flight tracker with enhanced data

The MAC Noise Offce online flight tracker recently received a complete makeover and was unveiled on Wednesday, June 20.

The Flight Tracker has long been popular with aviation enthusiasts and residents near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) for monitoring flights and noise levels. But the new tool offers enhanced features including a mobile-device friendly interface, the capability to see each flight's real-time speed and altitude, and find a noise level from the MAC sound-monitoring devices located in neighborhoods near the airport.

Summer Weather Returns to MSP

Summer has arrived in the Twin Cities. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) summer means vacations, more travelers and more aircraft takeoffs and landings. Neighbors near the airport may be noticing some of the effects of these changing weather conditions.

Warmer temperatures and humidity cause aircraft to use longer distances to takeoff and, once airborne, climb slower. To find out more, check out our FAQ #2 titled “Can airplanes climb/fly higher to reduce noise?” 

MD-80 Flights Diminishing at MSP


Out with the old:

The downward trend continues for MD-80 aircraft operating at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are two airlines flying MD-80 aircraft with regular service at MSP. Beginning in January 2018, Delta began relocating MD-80 aircraft to their Atlanta, Georgia hub. For March, Delta has zero scheduled MD-80 operations at MSP.

MSP Aircraft Noise Analysis for 2017 is Now Available

Each year a noise contour analysis is prepared for MSP Airport to assess actual aircraft noise exposure on residential homes around MSP and to determine possible eligibility for future noise mitigation. The 2017 Annual Noise Contour Report reveals an overall decrease in residents within the 60 dB DNL noise contour as compared to both the 2016 actual and 2007 forecast noise exposure contours.