New Airport Flight Paths Could Shift Noise
New technology could put planes over highways, not houses.
For many in Southwest Minneapolis who live under the approaches to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a new technology being explored by the Metropolitan Airports Commission could be a godsend.
For others living along freeways and and in certain areas of the metro, it could be a nightmare.
That's according to a new report in the Star-Tribune about a proposed system that uses satelites to guide an expected increase in future flights down a limited number of narrow corridors, including one over the Windom, Armatage, and Kenny neighborhoods. The plan would reduce the number of flights passing over Lake Harriet, the paper reports.
Southwest Minneapolis' City Councilmember John Quincy (Ward 11), though, is worried that the new system is on the verge of being approved without enough review.