Category: News

Bend company steering birds clear of planes

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
According to the May 21 recommendation, the NTSB concluded that "research on the use of aircraft systems such as pulsating lights, lasers and weather radar may lead to effective methods of deterring birds from entering aircraft flight paths and, therefore, reduce the likelihood of a bird strike." For Scott Philiben, vice president of Bend-based Precise […]

Wildlife under aerial attack

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
The US aviation industry has taken extreme measures against birds in the name of safety. But in Britain, the approach is more humane. It is a mystery that has occupied – if not quite the nation – then, at least, the neighbourhood. In Brooklyn, New York, residents were left scratching their heads after the squawking, […]

FAA Issues Draft Advisory Circular Regarding Airport Avian Radar Systems

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
1- FAA Issues Draft Advisory Circular on Airport Avian Radar Systems: FAA has issued a DRAFT version of Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5220-25, Airport Avian Radar Systems.  This AC provides the specifications, performance standards, and basic deployment principles of an AIP eligible avian radar system.    We are specifically interested in the number of airports that are […]

Airport takes predatory approach to avian conflicts

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
The Vancouver Sun Airport takes predatory approach to avian conflicts. Several measures — at a cost of more than $1 million annually — are employed to keep birds off runways, including falconers and shotguns As a 737 passenger jet screams overhead, Vancouver International Airport unleashes its latest weapon in the battle to improve aviation safety. […]

Bird strike conference planned for Dubai

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
A new conference has been scheduled for Dubai in the Autumn. Emerging Markets – Fall of Debris / Bird Strike Prevention Conference 2011” will be held in Dubai on the 26th& 27th October 2011, under the patronage of Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai, and organized by Arabian Reach MFZ LLC, in association with Media Sultan […]

Alaska Airlines officers receive awards

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Alaska Airlines Capt. Steve Cleary of Federal Way, Wash., and First Officer Michael Hendrix of Seattle were honored with Superior Airmanship Award Aug. 18 by the Air Line Pilots Association International for their handling of a bird strike during takeoff at Sitka last year. Cleary and Hendrix were piloting Alaska Airlines Flight 68, a Boeing […]