On December 21, 2012 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended use of two Runway 17 Area Navigation (RNAV) Departure Procedures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) while it works to resolve computer system issues. The MSP Runway 17 Departure procedures were implemented on November 30, 2012 for southwest-bound aircraft only. According to the FAA, these procedures, have proven to be operationally problematic from an air traffic control perspective.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) and drafted a Finding of No Significant Impact-Record of Decision (FONSI-ROD) for the 2020 Improvements projects at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). These documents are open for a 30-day public review and comment period, which closes Friday, February 8, 2013.
At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) recently took action related to the FAA's proposed Performance-based Navigation (PBN/RNAV) flight procedure changes for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Hundreds of community representatives and residents voiced their concerns about the proposed new procedures at the Commission's November 19, 2012 board meeting. Prior to the meeting thousands of emails and phone calls were received by Commissioners and MAC staff.
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) will be hosting two open houses for the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures being considered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for implementation at MSP. The open houses will be as follows:
November 8, 2012
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Crosstown Covenant Church
5540 30th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
November 13, 2012
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121