And I think it's only with incidents like the bird strike
on the Hudson River that people think about it," Anthony said.
Her mission is to mimic falcon behaviour in order to head off a serious threat to aviation: Bird strike
, which happens when a bird or flock collides with an airplane.
uk/travel/travel-truths/how-dangerous-is-a-bird-strike/) told the Telegraph earlier this year that bird strikes
aren't usually dangerous.
From only three and four incidents in 2010 and 2011, the number of bird strikes
jumped to 32 in 2012, 29 in 2013, 15 in 2014 and 13 in 2015.
It's difficult to estimate how many birds you can save due to the number of variables involved, but Prince named one Chicago study that compared bird strikes
at one building with its lights on vs.
The company said recent exponential growth in global bird populations, combined with the increase in global air traffic, has caused bird strikes
to become a primary safety threat and financial burden to rotorcraft operators.
, particularly of the jet's engines, can have catastrophic consequences.
While the majority of recent bird strikes
have not caused serious damage, their potential cost in property damage and even lives cannot be overlooked.
Speaking at the second day of the World Aviation Safety Summit, Sally Longstaff, the safety analyst at Emirates Airline said that there have been numerous casualties globally because of bird strikes
, which is why airframes and engines designs need to be mitigated.
DUBAI Bird strikes
are one of the most underrated threats to flight safety but are a manageable risk, experts at an aviation summit said in Dubai this week.
According to ICAO data about 6 to 7% of all bird strikes
result in aircraft damage.
Poster presentations included threats and prevention methods to avoid bird strikes
at the Deblin Military Airfield in Poland, and comparing genetic markers used in the identification of ducks.