Category: News

China to debut world’s first bird ‘airport’

Feb 28, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Tianjin's wetland sanctuary will serve as a rest stop for peckish migratory birds traveling along one of the world's major flyways. Lingang Bird Sanctuary is an 'airport' designed with the safety and well-being of migratory waterbirds in mind. (Rendering: McGregor Coxall) “Birds” and “airports” are two words that, paired together, don’t normally paint the most […]

Zebra stripes keep birds from colliding with aircraft

Feb 8, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Zebra stripe on the propellers of the aircraft can prevent the colliding with birds in the air, said the scientists from the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum. They prove that monochrome stripes can scare birds away from planes and to reduce the incident in the air. The colliding of the aircraft with the birds in […]

Expanded STC approvals for Pulselite system

Feb 3, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Airbus Helicopters and Precise Flight have received expanded Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System, Precise Flight announced on 31 January. This approval is an amendment to STC SH3319NM, bringing the total number of Airbus Helicopters aircraft models certified for the Pulselite System to 67, including […]

Tagging vultures for safety’s sake

Jan 27, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Since 2001, MacDill Air Force Base has housed the 6th Air Mobility Wing, which provides air refueling and airlift operations in the southeastern United States and to military operations in Europe and Southwest Asia. It is home to 3,000 airmen, three C-37A’s and a dozen KC-135R’s, a Stratotanker with a maximum transfer fuel load of […]

Bloody Skies: The Fight to Reduce Deadly Bird-Plane Collisions

Jan 26, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Why doesn't the FAA adopt avian radar tracking to help pilots avoid colliding with birds? Nearly five years after Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger miraculously landed his crippled US Airways A320 jet on the Hudson River after flying into a flock of Canada geese, he says that the risk of airplanes striking birds is as […]

Bloody Skies: The Fight to Reduce Deadly Bird-Plane Collisions

Jan 26, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Why doesn't the FAA adopt avian radar tracking to help pilots avoid colliding with birds? Nearly five years after Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger miraculously landed his crippled US Airways A320 jet on the Hudson River after flying into a flock of Canada geese, he says that the risk of airplanes striking birds is as […]

Bird strikes plummet at Vancouver airport

Jan 26, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Bird collisions with aircraft are on the decline at Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island, along with the number of birds being killed both in accidents and by grounds personnel. YVR officials are crediting a number of initiatives, including the installation of box culverts to reduce habitat for waterfowl next to the cross runway, along […]