Robots to be deployed in airfields to drive out birds

Robots to be deployed in airfields to drive out birds

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Bird strike is a source of distress for military airports. A bird might seem to have a little impact on a combat plane, but should not be taken lightly. For instance, if a mallard weighing 900 grams crashes into a fighter flying 370 kilometers per hour, the impact is equivalent to 4.8 tons. If the […]

Nigeria: 100 Passengers Escape Air Disaster

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Source: Vanguard What would have been a disaster at the Margret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, Cross River State, was averted by the expertise of the pilot after a bird strike caused one of the engines of a Boeing 737 / 800 series to malfunction. The plane (name withheld) belongs to a Nigerian airline. It had […]

Bird strikes up a third at New York City’s major airports

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Source: Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Uptick in strikes has happened while the total number of flights has fallen off by a few thousand since 2009 at Kennedy and Newark airports Collisions between birds and airplanes have risen 31 percent at the New York City area's major airports in the past two years, according to federal government […]

Dana: Dual engine failure, bird strike may have caused crash

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Source: BusinessDay The pilot of the Dana Air plane that crashed in on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board, called the control tower to report dual engine failure shortly before going down. Aviation minister, Stella Oduah, made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking with journalist at the presidential villa. "It was shortly after the […]

RSPB attacks Ribble seagull cull amid BAE bird strike fears

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Source: BBC NEWS Lancashire The government has given the go-ahead to cull thousands of seabirds in the Ribble Estuary because of safety fears at a nearby airfield. But The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says the decision is a "dangerous precedent". The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ruled after […]

Bird strike leads to Waikato plane crash

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
source: NZCity The occupants of a light plane had a lucky escape when it ran off the end of the runway at Waharoa, near Matamata. A light plane has crashed at a Waikato airfield after a bird got in the way as it was trying to take off. The plane ran off the end of […]