airport bird dispersal Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bird controllers are essential to avoid Sully situation

    Bird strikes Effective bird control is essential to ensure aviation safety. New awareness for the risk of bird strikes in aviation is being raised by the release of motion picture “Sully: The Untold Story of the Miracle on the Hudson”. Wildlife strikes are relatively infrequent, only 3 percent of the strikes results in aircraft ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Integrated Bird Management Scheme - An Integrated Bird Management System- an explanation of the use of bio-acoustics in the management of birdstrike risk

    An Integrated Bird Management System is just part of that evolution: a stated safety management policy that, when implemented, is designed to reduce the attractions for birds on an airport and then to disperse those birds that persist by bio-acoustic and other means. The responsibility for bird risk management does not stop at the perimeter of an airport, it will involve the evaluation of land ...


    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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