The serious issue of bird strikes in Nigeria

The serious issue of bird strikes in Nigeria

Dec 2, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Flying birds ‘interface with aircraft is increasingly becoming a recurring headache for  the global aviation industry. Huge cost borne by airlines to replace  damaged engines and the attendant  effects on  air safety is forcing airport authorities to evolve containment measures,  writes KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR. Birds strike is causing incalculable damage to the global air transport industry […]

San Antonio’s Bird Island is no more

Dec 2, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Work crews soon will begin trimming trees and clearing underbrush at Bird Island, a haven for about 1,000 cattle egrets at Elmendorf Lake, to help prevent a potentially catastrophic bird strike involving military aircraft. Under a timeline announced by the city and the San Antonio River Authority, the crews will begin cutting and trimming Monday. […]

Increasing Kite strikes in India

Nov 26, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Kites have been involved in the highest number of bird strike cases across civil and defence airports, during take-off and landing across India, over the past 52 years, revealed data from the Indian Air Force (IAF). At the International Conference on Wetland and Migratory birds in Lonavala on Wednesday, the IAF presented their own data […]

Blind landing after bird strike

Nov 25, 2019 News by Gary Searing
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Todd Unruh never believed they were going to die. Even covered in glass, in pain and flying blind, the pilot felt a sense of calm. “At no point did I think about my daughter being without a father; I didn’t let that emotion come into play,” he […]

Irish rabbits posing a hazard to aviation

Nov 23, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Rabbits at Ireland’s Dublin Airport are being sucked up by plane engines as jets taxi down runways, according to the Irish Post. So far this year, 11 bunnies have reportedly been “ingested” by motors while authorities have managed to relocate another 44 rabbits that were in harm’s way. Neither Irish aviation officials nor the rabbits have […]

Recent History of US Military Aircraft Crashes in Europe

Oct 8, 2019 News by Gary Searing
On Tuesday, a US Air Force F-16 fighter crashed outside Trier, western Germany, with its pilot reportedly ejecting safely and being taken to hospital. US aircraft have been stationed at bases across continental Europe since the end of WWII, and Tuesday’s incident certainly wasn’t the first, even in the last decade. On October 8, 2019, […]

Indian Air Force once more attempts to buy avian radars

Oct 7, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Nearly 10% of all fighter accidents involve bird-hits, which cause irreversible damage to the engines. IAF has long suffered the problem. New Delhi: Amid a recent spate of bird-hit incidents, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to start — for the fourth time in 10 years — the process of procuring bird-detection radars or […]

Researchers Working on an Advanced Autopilot

Oct 2, 2019 News by Gary Searing
It’s called the “Miracle on the Hudson.” On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in New York City en route to Seattle via Charlotte. Shortly after takeoff, the plane hit birds and lost two engines. Faced with few options, the captain, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, took elusive action and landed the plane […]

Pigeon damages Air Malta Airbus engine

Sep 30, 2019 News by Gary Searing
The bird flew into the engine as the plane was going to take off and the impact damaged the titanium fan blades The new Air Malta Airbus was speeding down the runway at Malta International Airport when a single bird flew into the jet engine and damaged the airplane’s titanium blades, a company engineer said.  […]