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New Video and Fact Sheet Describe Efforts to Reduce Aircraft Noise

A new video and fact sheet are now available to help explain efforts to reduce aircraft noise associated with airports owned by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, most notably Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Aircraft Noise Basics Part 2-Efforts Underway to Reduce Aircraft Noise is the second video produced by the MAC as part of its Aircraft Noise Basics series announced in 2016. 

MSP Aircraft Noise Analysis for 2016 is Now Available

Each year, the MAC reports aircraft noise exposure associated with operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and uses the results to determine homeowner eligibility for the MAC's Noise Mitigation Program. To qualify for mitigation, a home must fall within a higher impact area for three consecutive years.  

The report, called the MSP Annual Noise Contour Report, details the development inputs for aircraft noise exposure contours that represent the geographical areas exposed to aircraft noise levels of 60 dB DNL and greater surrounding MSP.

Winter Listening Session

The public is invited to join the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) at its General Offices at 6040 28th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55450, on January 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM for the Winter NOC Listening Session. 

The Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) sponsors quarterly meetings for residents to allow for an engaging, two-way dialogue between the public and the MAC committee tasked with addressing MSP aviation noise topics. Conversation from these sessions will be included as discussion items during future NOC meetings. The agenda for the January meeting is included below.

Newest Generation Airbus 320 Begins Serving MSP

Only weeks after delivery, a new airplane has been flying regularly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). In October, Spirit Airlines became the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the Airbus A320neo (“neo” stands for “new engine option”). Spirit added three of these airplanes to its fleet with two more expected in December. In the past two months, these planes have flown in and out of MSP 40 times. Ultimately, the low-cost carrier plans to own 55 of these airplanes by 2021.