Many day to day activities, including airplane activity, have changed abruptly over the last few weeks, leaving some wondering why planes are continuing to fly despite current events. When Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, he stipulated that transportation activities, like aviation, are approved and allowable to continue.
Based on recently announced recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health for implementing community mitigation measures to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the MAC has decided to postpone the March 18 MSP Noise Oversight Committee meeting. The meeting will be rescheduled - and details will be posted on the macnoise.com website - when a new date has been set.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) met on January 29, 2020 and discussed information about future airspace navigation (see below), airline policies and procedures, the MSP Annual Fleet Mix and Nighttime Operations Report and were briefed on the Winter Listening Session.
FAA VOR Minimum Operational Network
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) FlightTracker just got better! You may have noticed that reviewing flight details using the FlightTracker "Real-time" display feature included a 10-minute delay. We are excited to announce that the Real-time delay has been reduced from 10 minutes to just 1 minute.
The next Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting will be held on January 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at the MAC General Office Building. The agenda and meeting materials for NOC meetings may be found at: www.macnoise.com/our-neighbors/msp-noise-oversight-committee-noc-meetings
Happy Thanksgiving from the MAC Community Relations Office!
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) met last week on November 20, 2019. A summary of the meeting is provided below, and the meeting details, agenda, and presentations are available at www.macnoise.com/our-neighbors/msp-noise-oversight-committee-noc-meetings.
Unusual runway operations may occur tonight and early morning tomorrow at MSP due to forecasted inclement weather. The incoming winter storm is forecasted to include strong northeasterly winds. These wind conditions may restrict the FAA Air Traffic Control’s ability to use MSP’s parallel runways (Runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L).