MSP Airport News
Federal Aviation Administration to Update Departure Flight Procedures at MSP Airport
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the process of upgrading a system used at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) that determines and manages flight procedures. The FAA is replacing this system with new satellite technology, which includes Area Navigation (RNAV). Updating this technology at MSP, along with FAA safety standard changes, requires modifying the flight procedures used by airplanes as they depart MSP.
To learn more about the proposed flight procedure changes at MSP, visit the FAA's YouTube channel
MSP Airport - Aircraft Noise Basics
Airport operations, and specifically where aircraft fly in relation to the surrounding community, depend upon the layout of the runways at an airport as well as on wind direction. To learn more, visit MSP Airport-Aircraft Noise Basics video series:
- Aircraft Noise Basics Part 1: Who Makes the Decisions video and Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Aircraft Noise Basics Part 2: Efforts Underway to Reduce Aircraft Noise video and Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Aircraft Noise Basics Part 3: MSP Noise Oversight Committee video and Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Aircraft Noise Basics Part 4: How Are Runway Decisions Made video and Fact Sheet (PDF)
Real Estate Professional & Homebuyer Information
MSP Airport - Long Term Planning
MSP Airport - Quarterly Listening Session
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Noise Program Office sponsors quarterly Listening Sessions for residents to receive updates on the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) and its activities, to be briefed on MSP operational levels and procedures and to have an opportunity to provide comments and voice concerns on aircraft noise issues.
Metropolitan Airports Commission Noise Program Office
Through coordinated efforts with communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and airport users, the MAC Noise Program Office works to develop effective noise reduction solutions and to provide pertinent, understandable information. For decades, the MAC has been engaging communities, airport operators and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperative efforts to reduce aircraft noise impacts associated with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and the MAC's six reliever airports.
For more information about the Noise Program Office, visit the Metropolitan Airports Commission website.
MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC)
The MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) is an advisory board appointed to address aircraft noise issues associated with MSP. The NOC is made up of community representatives and aviation industry representatives that provide policy recommendations to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
File a Noise Complaint
To File a Noise Complaint with the MSP Noise Program Office:
The MAC maintains a 24-hour noise complaint and information hotline. Residents may file an aircraft noise complaint by calling 612-726-9411 or the via MAC Noise Program office website.
If you have specific questions about aircraft operations at MSP airport, please contact the MAC Noise program office staff.
MSP Airport Publications
- 2021 Annual Noise Contour Report: The MAC has published its annual noise contour report, assessing the actual aircraft noise exposure on residential homes near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to determine eligibility for future noise mitigation.