SMAAC Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 13, 2019, 05:59:07 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
476 Posts in 235 Topics by 4004 Members
Latest Member: NealFmq406
Home Help Search Login Register
+  SMAAC Forums
|-+  SMAAC NEWS BLOGS
| |-+  Autumn 2017 E-NewsLetter
| | |-+  FAA Asked to Deal with Safety Risks, Costs, and Pollution at MSP
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Reply Send this topic Print
Author Topic: FAA Asked to Deal with Safety Risks, Costs, and Pollution at MSP  (Read 895 times)
Forum Manager
Administrator
Jr. Member
*****
Posts: 51

« on: July 12, 2016, 12:37:12 PM »
Reply with quote

 
SMAAC wrote to FAA Administrator Huerta in February 2015:

Your attention is needed to better plan and more correctly apply Federal policies at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, including:
1. Air Traffic Control procedures and systems for use of MSP Runways 12-30L/R and 17-35, three closely spaced runways, within the airport use/capacity agreed upon in 1998 and decreased overflight noise and pollution at less cost [CFR 1502.14(a)].
2. Lower priority and greater separations for aircraft not equipped with PBN and NextGen avionics.
3. Allowing State, Metropolitan and local authorities and impacted citizens a meaningful role in planning flight operations to decrease environmental impacts, increase airline competition or meet actual air transportation needs without excessive cost or limitations on economic growth.
After extensive research, we think the most beneficial action would be for FAA to reduce runway use per hour at MSP pending deployment of Next Gen airport systems, considering the costs, adjacent land uses and airfield space limitations.
The National Airspace System concentrates connecting flights using urban airfields as hubs. MSPís closely spaced runways and nearby residential neighborhoods and other noise or vibration-sensitive land uses such as hospitals should limit the acceptance rate. Peak hour operations, as evaluated and approved in the MSP Expansion Final EIS were set as 125% of 1995 use (136 to 140 operations per hour, depending on fleet mix).


The letter was a follow-up to telephine and message exchanges with FAA and NTSB about the converging runways warning, which would soon result ai traffic control changes at MSP, by order, because MSP was not addressing the issue.
Logged
Pages: [1] Reply Send this topic Print 
« previous next »
 

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 2.0 RC3 | SMF © 2006–2010, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!