According to the 2002-2003 Wildlife Hazard Assessment conducted for MAFB by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the airfield environment accounts for at least 35% of reported bird strikes
and 25% of damage costs (4).
One cousin had the task of throwing chicken carcasses - feathers, claws and all - into the blades of jet engines to test their reaction to bird strikes
Since the Travis program began in 1998, the annual number of bird strikes
has dropped 80 percent from 269 to 67 in 2000, saving the base an average of $900,000 per year in aircraft repairs.
Now air accident investigators are calling for major improvements at Heathrow - where the incident happened - to prevent a plane crash resulting from a bird strike
You could fly Kennedy Airport every day of your life and the odds are that wouldn't happen," Dolbeer says, adding that Kennedy is one of the few airports to keep detailed records of bird strikes
US FAA said yesterday it is withdrawing its proposal to keep information on bird strikes
private and will "make its entire bird strike
database available on a public website" Friday.
present problems in virtually every state, including Oregon.
are common at airports and in Italy there are on average 600 a year, but yesterday's was one of the most serious involving a civilian jet.
happen most often during take off or landing, or during low altitude flight.
She said military aircraft were affected more by bird strikes
than passenger planes because of their size and the altitude at which they fly.
There were 1,299 bird strikes
in the UK last year, 1,780 in 2006 and 1,650 in 2005.
However, whilst fog, wind and thunderstorms cause only limited danger to modern aircraft, resistance to the impact of bird strikes
has still not been achieved.