Are aircraft flying Noise Abatement Departure Profiles at MSP?
Yes. The standard protocol for airlines and cargo jet aircraft operators is to use the Distant Noise Abatement Departure Profile (NADP-2).
According to a Delta Air Lines Chief Pilot, all Delta Air Lines aircraft fly the NADP-2 (Noise Abatement Departure Procedure –Two) procedure out of MSP. That procedure is their standard departure procedure as approved and requested by most airport authorities, including the MAC. Occasionally other procedures are used at other airports, but only when specifically requested by those airport authorities.
During its March 15, 2017 meeting, the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) re-evaluated the NADP effectiveness and found it to be appropriate for continued use at MSP. Click here to access the meeting packet, minutes and presentations: NOC Meetings
To learn more about Noise Abatement efforts at MSP, click here: MSP Noise Abatement Efforts