airfield bird Articles

  • How to Keep Birds Away from Airports

    The last thing you want at an airport are birds hanging out around the tarmac and airfield. Pest birds can be very hazardous to aviation with birds colliding with aircraft, known as bird strikes, possibly causing aircraft to crash. Pest birds can be difficult to get rid of once they nest on your property. Here are a few tips on how ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • New Chinese airport designed with built-in bird control case study

    The problem: The Kunming Changshui International Airport, located in southwest China, had the potential for serious pest bird problems. Set on a high plateau in the rural mountainous region, a flurry of bird activity plagued the area. It is estimated that other nearby airports were spending nearly a half million dollars per year on pyrotechnic scare devices to remove birds from airfields. ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Beware of Birds - Bill Read looks at the dangers and consequences of birdstrikes and the steps that airports and airside safety providers are taking to reduce the risk

    At 9.15 am on 29 April 2007, a Thomson Fly Boeing 757-200 with 221 passengers on board took off from Manchester airport on a flight to Arrecife, Lanzarote. Seconds after the aircraft had left the ground, two birds were sucked into the aircraft's right engine causing a flameout and black smoke to issue from the Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 power plant. The pilot continued the takeoff on one engine and ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Fixed Speakers on Runways - Expensive? Yes. Potentially lethal? We`ll leave that for you to decide....

    Tried and we thought abandoned years ago, the idea of putting loudspeakers playing bird noises down runways at fixed positions is being discussed again. We cannot state that it is not at all effective; we can state that vehicle based systems are in major use with proven efficiency. Fixed systems are not regarded as an efficient, or indeed a safe, method by which to broadcast bird distress ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Swedish airport repels seagulls and blackbirds case study

    The problem: Earlier in 2012, the bird control company – Birdblock, based in Lidingö, Sweden – began working with the Stockholm-Bromma Airport to deal with pest bird infestation. The airport authorities were concerned about the constant disturbances (and dangerous interferences) caused by pest seagulls and blackbirds in the airfield. The products and ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Gatwick airport - A case study

    These new systems included de-icing equipment and bird control and dispersal equipment. GATWICK has used SCARECROW vehicle based systems since 1985, regularly upgraded as our technology developed, so it was no surprise to be asked to demonstrate ULTIMA and to install two V3 systems in May 2010. We are grateful to Andy Crabb, Airside Operations Manager for providing this Case Study. Paul ...


    By Scarecrow

  • The ultima solution - Cambridge city

    The dangers of bird strikes are as old as flying itself so it is no surprise that some airports are still relying on the oldest methods - birds of prey - to combat it. The question is, why when there are such efficient hi-tech solutions instead. Although all airports use a combination of 'technologies' to disperse wild birds, the basic choice faced by operators is whether to employ electronic ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Retrofitting an Existing Stormwater System to Meet Numerical Effluent Limits - Stormwater Management at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    ABSTRACTOwned and operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) is the 28th busiest airport in the world. A Section 401 Water Quality Certification was issued to the Port to allow its expansion projects to proceed. This certification required existing portions of the airport be retrofitted to meet current stormwater standards. In addition, the Port’s renewed NPDES ...

  • Project Travis Air Force Base Travis AFB, CA - Case Study

    Project Case History Name: Travis Air Force Base Location: Travis AFB, CA Installer: Wildlife Control Technologies Inc Purpose: To augment BASH Control (Bird to Aircraft Strike Hazard) for Travis Air Force Base by reducing the number of bird perches around aircraft runways. ...


    By Nixalite of America Inc.

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