airfield bird dispersal Articles

  • 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

  • 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

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