In the brouhaha over an increase — and, presumably, corresponding decrease for some people — in aircraft noise with revised flight patterns at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, there hasn’t been much coverage of the context for the changes.
It’s called NextGen and the FAA has been working toward for years as it tries to get away from a fairly antiquated system of airplane navigation in the era of GPS.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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