Monday, November 19, 2012
Southwest Minneapolis, Richfield, Edina get reprieve from new routes.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Monday, November 19, 2012
Area residents’ ears are safe—for now. According to Fox 9, the commission governing the Twin Cities airports will let the FAA implement a new set of flight paths over Mendota Heighs, Eagan, and the Minnesota Valley, but will leave the current system in place in Minneapolis, Richfield, and Edina. FAA officials told the Metropolitan Airports Commission that the split implementation will delay any implementation on either side of the Minnesota River until 2014. "Organizing works," tweeted Southwest Minneapolis' City Councilmember Betsy Hodges (Ward 13), shortly after MAC took their vote. FAA officials had asked the Metropolitan Airports Commission to endorse a set of technologies called RNAV and PBN, the technologies would allow air traffic …
Monday, September 19, 2011
New air traffic management, airplane technologies behind changes.
It's a sound as ubiquitous in areas near the airport as snow drifts are in January—the rattle of dishes in the cupboard as a roaring, whining passenger jet takes off or comes into land at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. However, relief could be in store for Richfield and other area residents underneath the airport's flight paths, as the FAA rolls out a new air traffic management system called NextGen between now and 2025. Budget Pain Kept Loud Planes in Place “For 40 years there’s been an organization rallying MSP concerned about noise in the neighborhood. The way the airport is used impacts noise exposure,” said Jim Spensley, President of the South Metro Airport Action Council. “The busier the airport is—flights per hour …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Sparsely attended meeting remains part of MAC's mission to inform the public.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) revealed future development plans alongside forecasts of likely aviation activity for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on Thursday night during an open house. With the airport being in Richfield's and other cities' backyards, the public forum was meant to reveal the commission’s plans for both federal and state environmental assessments regarding two different development options currently being considered by the commission. While MAC has also considered a "no action," which would leave the airport as it is, on Thursday the public was given a chance to look over two significant construction options, currently termed “airlines remain” and “airlines relocate,” while asking …