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The Noise Program Office gets many questions from the public, and we want to provide answers. Here are Q&A’s based on some common questions you have asked.

Why was RNAV implemented for arrivals and not departures?

Changes to Delta Air Line Aircraft Fleet at 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. 

MSP Noise Oversight Committee Leadership Changes

At the March 16 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting, Richfield City Council Member, Tom Fitzhenry, was elected to serve as the committee’s community co-chair. Fitzhenry has been a member of the NOC since 2007 and will serve alongside standing co-chair, Jeff Hart of Delta Air Lines. The co-chairs’ terms are two years.

NOC Meeting March 16, 2016

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) is an advisory board to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), and is comprised of industry and community representatives who address aircraft noise issues associated with activity at MSP. The group meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months. The most recent meeting was held on January 20, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.