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Airports Commission holds off on controversial parts of new flight plan


Key elements of a new plan for managing air traffic out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are in limbo after the Metropolitan Airports Commission postponed a decision Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration favors the new plan, which would concentrate air traffic in certain corridors. The agency says it would improve safety and fuel economy.

Not surprisingly, people in the neighborhoods under those corridors oppose the plan. Edina, south Minneapolis, Eagan, and Mendota Heights could expect to hear more jet noise if the plan is adopted. Edina's mayor says air traffic over the 50th and France neighborhood would increase 150 percent.

Last week an advisory committee recommended the Airports Commission approve the plan.

An Edina resident laid out his opposition in a commentary in the Star Tribune.

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