MAC Community Relations: Your Airport Resource
The Community Relations Office is your connection to the MAC. Recognizing the important role our system of airports plays in stimulating a broad, thriving and vibrant community, the MAC Community Relations Office offers a wide range of outreach activities to engage our diverse stakeholders, including addressing airport noise concerns.
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.
We engage with our communities and stakeholders through airport advisory commissions, long-range planning efforts, airport events, and educational programs.
Learn the Basics of Managing Aircraft Noise
This video and fact sheet provide insight into efforts and coordination taking place to reduce aircraft noise.
— Efforts Underway to Reduce Aircraft Noise
This video and fact sheet delve into the roles and responsibilities associated with operating MSP.
— Who Makes the Decisions?
This video and fact sheet provide information about the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC).
— MSP Noise Oversight Committee: Collaboration at Work
This video and fact sheet provide information about runway use at MSP.
— How Are Runway Decisions Made?
- Efforts Underway to Reduce Aircraft Noise
- Who Makes the Decisions?
- MSP Noise Oversight Committee: Collaboration at Work
- How Are Runway Decisions Made?
The MACNOMS system can be broken down into four main components: data collection, data processing, data analysis and publication, and community tools for accessing data.
MSP Quarterly Listening Sessions
The MAC Community Relations 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.
Noise Contours & Land-Use Zoning
Zoning around airports is regulated by many government agencies – including the Federal Aviation Administration – to achieve a reasonable level of public safety while facilitating compatible community development.
Real Estate Professional and Homebuyer Information
The MAC offers tips and resources to help home buyers and real estate professionals assess aircraft activity throughout the twin cities.
Mobile Sound Monitoring
Obtain information about Mobile Noise Monitoring requests for areas surrounding MSP
MSP Runway Closures
Because runway closures can have a significant impact on how aircraft operate into and out of MSP, the MAC Commmunity Relations Office shares information about runway closures of 30 minutes or longer at MSP. Updated runway closure information table is currently not available. Please contact us with any questions about closures.
Aircraft Noise FAQs
Here you'll find answers to your questions and information that will help you better understand the complex issue of aircraft noise.
Reliever Airport Advisory Commissions
The airport advisory commissions for MAC's reliever airports are comprised of appointed airport users and representatives from the communities that surround these airports. These commissions bring together MAC staff and airport tenants and neighbors to discuss airport development, aircraft operations and noise concerns.
More information about each commission is provided at the links below.
Meet the Fleet
The Meet the Fleet series gives viewers behind-the-scenes information about different aircraft types. The videos feature commentary from pilots sharing interesting facts about specific aircraft, identifying characteristics, common routes flown and up-close footage of the fleet.
Meet the Fleet videos are available at the link below.
Aircraft Noise Documents & Resources
Contact the MAC Community Relations Office
Contact our staff with questions or concerns through this form, or our 24-hour hotline at 612-726-9411.