MSP FairSkies Coalition, an organization composed of representatives from Minneapolis and Edina, is bringing attention to planned changes in airplane traffic. Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to install new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) technology to study the capability of flight paths to airports in the Twin Cities. This technology, which is composed of Area Navigation (RNAV) and Required Navigation Performace (RNP) methods, could redirect and significantly increase the number of flights over South Minneapolis neighborhoods.
MSP FairSkies Coalition states that the potential reconfiguration of flight paths and autopilot routes would increase daily flights from less than 5% today to over 35% starting in 2014. MSP FairSkies also states “This technology will unfairly burden us with more noise and more emissions, leading to lower quality of health and lower property values for us all.”
Congressmen Keith Ellison will be hosting a community forum on Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30-7:30PM at Washburn High School to discuss how these changes will impact Minneapolis neighborhoods. This meeting will help clarify the noise, environmental, safety, and economic issues of PBN implementation. Actions taken by citizens, local government, or the Metropolitan Airports Commission may influence FAA or lead to changes in the next FAA Re-Authorization or budget.
Community Forum hosted by Congressman Ellison
Date: Tuesday – August 27, 2013
Location: Washburn High School – 201 W 49th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419