Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie is seeing increased levels of air traffic this week tied to the Ryder Cup golf competition taking place in Chaska. More than 250,000 spectators are expected at Hazeltine during the course of the event, which starts with events Tuesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. Most of those spectators are traveling by car, but some attendees arriving by private aircraft will also increase the daily volume of flights at Flying Cloud, which is prepared for the extra air traffic.
At its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) unanimously approved Resolution #02-2016 requesting a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) environmental review and documentation of existing and future impacts to noise and airport capacity from non-intersecting converging runway operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
At its July 18, 2016 Full Commission meeting, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) board members received an update on recent community aircraft noise topics.
This update came at an optimum time, as warm summer months promote more outdoor activity and flight activity reaches its peak at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Delta Air Lines recently announced it will be replacing some of its older and noisier aircraft that it uses for passenger services at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) with newer, quieter, and more fuel efficient models. Eighty-two Airbus A321 and 75 Bombardier CS100 aircraft are working their way into Delta's fleet. Delivery of Delta's new A321 aircraft at MSP began in March; Delta will take delivery of the CS100 beginning in 2018.