Do investigations contribute to wildlife strike prevention?
Freelance wildlife strike expert, former Chair of Bird Strike Committee Italy
Via Joyce Lussu 23
Olmedo, SS, Italy, 07040
Note that Valter will give his presentation online because he is unable to attend in person.
Abstract: Every aeronautical accident or incident contains a lesson to be learned quickly so that it does not happen again. For this reason it is essential that the investigation ends within a reasonable time, contains the appropriate indications and recommendations and is widespread, so that it may form part of the knowledge and experience heritage of pilots, ATC, airport operators, regulators and aviation managers. This paper, based on the analysis of 70 final reports further to accidents or incidents caused by wildlike strikes worldwide, aims to demonstrate that such a result is not, or not completely, achieved and explores the possible reasons of such a failure, also trying to suggest some proposals for an increase in awareness.
Dr. Valter Battistoni is a graduate in law from the University of Rome. He joined the ENAC where he had a 31 year career in airport management. While an airport manager he authored over a dozen papers and professional articles on the aviation birdstrike hazard and was the chairman of the Birdstrike Committee – Italy for five years. He served as technical consultant for ENAC to the Italian courts in litigation resulting from birdstrikes on airports. He has subsequently taught seminars to airport personnel on wildlife hazards on airports and consulted on other birdstrike caused accidents. He originated and manages the website www.birdstrike.it