The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting was held on March 17, 2021. At this meeting, Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) staff provided an overview of both the scope of the upcoming Minnetonka Mobile Monitoring Study and the 2020 Annual Noise Contour Report. More information about the mitigation program is available at www.macnoise.com/noise-mitigation-program.
The 2020 aircraft noise analysis, conducted annually by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), shows a decrease in aircraft noise exposure from flight activity at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). This is due to the decrease in the number of aircraft flying into and out of MSP, a prominent factor to aircraft noise exposure.
Fueled by spring break travel, March is expected to be the busiest month at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each year, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) assesses aircraft noise from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and publishes the findings in an Annual Noise Contour Report.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a joint civil-military public use international airport. As a joint civil-military airport, MSP is home to the Air Force Reserve Command 934th Airlift Wing and the Air National Guard 133rd Airlift Wing.
Two weeks ago, we shared the news article Airplanes and Cold Weather that describes why aircraft sound different when temperatures drop. It also noted that cold air has higher density which improves acceleration, reduces the runway length aircraft need during take-off, and increases lift and altitude gained as aircraft depart the airport.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) met yesterday, February 17, 2021, and discussed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Neighborhood Environmental Survey (NES).
Temperatures in the area are expected to plummet this week. Low temperatures are forecasted to be below -10° Fahrenheit this weekend with below normal temperatures continuing into next week. With frigid temperatures, our neighbors may not only feel a change, but may also hear a change.