Category: News

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 […]

Drones Over Westchester? Bird Strikes At County Airport Targeted

Jan 26, 2017 News by Gary Searing
Humane, cost-effective ways to reduce bird strikes near Westchester County Airport — including the use of "Geesebuster" gliders and drones — will be discussed by public officials and wildlife advocates Wednesday night, Jan. 25. Members of several organizations will appear before the Westchester County Airport Advisory Board meeting which begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday […]

Bird Strike Possible Factor in Navy Training Jet Crash

Jan 20, 2017 News by Gary Searing
ARLINGTON, Va. — A bird strike may have contributed to the crash of a Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet aircraft Jan. 17 near Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., during a training flight. The Naval Safety Center’s website said the T-45C “experienced bird strike during takeoff” and “impacted ground just short of runway during RTB […]