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Old October 10th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #41
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Inbound flight to Cairns control tower, we have ... Birds, bats & aeroplanes
22 September 2010
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THE TOP STRIKES

Pacific Black Duck
Flying fox
Black kite
Masked lapwing (plover)

CAIRNS airport's strategies to stop flying foxes hitting aeroplanes will be presented to industry delegates from around the world at a bird strike conference in Cairns this week.

The biennial International Bird Strike Committee Conference started in Cairns yesterday, with the local airport's strategies to combat flying fox issues featuring on the agenda today.

Although it is hard to pinpoint an exact figure, industry experts estimate bird strike costs the worldwide aviation industry $US1.2 billion a year.

Cairns airport faces distinct challenges - particularly from flying foxes.

Airport operations manager Paul Lamont said the airport's strategy was based on an 18-month study, conducted by the CSIRO and consulting firm Avisure, that found mass flying fox fly-outs across the airport were related to the blooming of melaleuca plants in northern beach suburbs.

"We are able to predict when they are likely to occur by monitoring the flora," Mr Lamont said.

He said alerts were issued to notify airlines when large numbers of flying foxes were likely to be near the airport, based on the melaleuca blooms.

"When we are issuing those alerts Jetstar, for example, will carry more holding fuel.

"When (flying foxes) are flying along the runway what we are basically saying to them is delay your departures and slow down your arrivals."

There are still at least two or three bird strike incidents that damage aircraft at Cairns airport every year.

"That $US1.2 billion figure is an educated guess - it could be anything up to five times that because we don't get any data out of China and Russia and almost all of Africa," International Bird Strike Committee chair John Allan said.

"We've lost over 250 lives and over 100 aircraft to bird strike in the history of civil aviation.

"The conference is essentially about spreading best practice around the globe and keeping people safe."

This year is the first time the conference has been held in Australia.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #42
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Juneau airport permitted to remove eagle nest
18 October 2010

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Juneau International Airport says it has received a permit from the federal government to move an eagles' nest from the airport grounds, but it may wait until an environmental impact study is completed to do so.

The Juneau Empire reports that the airport received the permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday. Airport officials feel that the eagles put themselves and planes at risk by nesting so close to the airport.

But a consensus has not been reached among the airport board. Some board members want the eagles tracked after removal.

Board member Steve Zimmerman, chairman of the Wildlife Hazards Working Group, says he feels a study should be conducted.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 05:42 AM   #43
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2 bird-hit flights land safely
22 October 2010
Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Oct. 22 -- Two city-bound Kingfisher Airlines flights from different destinations reported bird hits over Mumbai on Thursday morning. Both landed safely at the city airport. The first incident took place at 9.38am when flight (IT 3162), carrying 136 passengers from Hyderabad, was on its final approach. After

landing, the airlines' engineers cleared the aircraft for the next operation because there wasn't any major damage.

An hour later, another Kingfisher flight (IT 304) from Delhi also had a suspected bird hit.

The Mumbai Air Traffic Control officials reported finding remains of a bird on the runway soon after the flight landed.

Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson confirmed the first incident but said that there was no evidence of a bird strike on the aircraft flying in from Delhi based on the pilot and aircraft maintenance engineer's report.

Cases of bird hits have reduced in Mumbai, which till 2006 had the worst record in the country.

According to the data provided by the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), frequency of bird strikes in the city have dropped from 1.06% in 2006 to 0.63% in 2009. Till July, it further dropped to 0.55%.

Globally an airport is considered safe if it manages to restrict bird hits to a maximum of 0.85 per 10,000 flight movements (take-offs and landings).

New devices to drive away birds have helped bird chasers, who earlier used firecrackers and sticks.

The 30-member team deployed on both sides of the runway now have high decibel Germany-made guns and laser bird repellant torches that are effective in shooing birds even during heavy rain.Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 08:26 AM   #44
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Birds prove to be safety headache for airlines
3 January 2011
The West Australian

Bird strikes and air traffic control miscommunications have emerged as the biggest causes of safety incidents for aircraft in Australia, crash investigator reports have revealed.

An analysis by The West Australian found that in the period from October 16 to November 19 there were 1202 safety incidents reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, of which 545 involved heavy commercial planes.

Of those, 51 related to technical issues at Qantas’s core operations, with other airlines such as Virgin Blue, Tiger Airways, Skywest Airlines, Jetstar Airways and QantasLink reporting 73.

Most of the technical issues at Qantas were insignificant, such as 18 fume alerts which proved false.

The most common safety issue was bird strikes, with Qantas suffering 59 and the other airlines a combined 131.

Last year, there were 1558 bird strikes reported to the ATSB by all aviation sectors in Australia.

But the problem is far worse, according to the Bird Strike Committee USA, which claims only 20 per cent of strikes to passenger planes and only 5 per cent of general aviation strikes are reported to safety authorities.

And, according to the recently retired US Department of Agriculture ornithologist Richard Dolbeer, chairman of the BSC, the number of bird strikes is likely to increase because bird populations are growing.

Mr Dolbeer said the reasons for the increasing number of birds related to the banning of the use of the poison DDT and similar insecticides in the 1970s, greater protection of many species than before the bans and the expansion of a number of wildlife refuges.

“In the 1960s, the environment was pretty polluted and the measures put in place were obviously a good thing and enabled species to rebound,” he said.

Another major issue was that modern planes were quieter and birds did not always hear them.

Air traffic control errors accounted for 34 incidents at Qantas and 141 in total for the rest of the reporting airlines. These relate to scenarios such as non-compliance with instructions by the pilots or breakdown in co-ordination of aircraft by controllers.

Mechanical problems accounted for 19 incidents at Qantas and 33 for the other airlines.

During the five-week period reviewed, Qantas operated more than 15,000 flights.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 08:11 PM   #45
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Rising incidents of bird menace at the Delhi airport are adding to the monetary pressure on the airlines
20 December 2010
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THE BIRD menace at the Delhi airport is posing a big problem for airlines, as there have been several instances of aircrafts being forced to abort landing at the last minute due to excessive bird activity on the runway.

“ Apart from the inconvenience and scare that it causes to passengers, the ‘ go around’ for a second landing takes a good 15 to 20 minutes to complete and burns up around 1,000 litres of additional jet fuel,” a senior pilot of a commercial airline told Mail Today.

Sometimes there are several aircrafts in the queue for landing and this leads to a cascading delay for other flights, with the accompanying wastage of fuel getting multiplied.

With international prices of crude shooting up to $ 90 a barrel and the oil companies jacking up fuel prices, the extra fuel burn, which costs around Rs 50,000, is something that commercial airlines can ill- afford at a time when they are struggling to break even.

These birds, in and around the vicinity of the airport, are also a major hazard due to the potential danger of getting sucked into the engine of an aircraft and causing a ‘ blow out’. According to senior pilots, while periodic meetings do take place to discuss the bird menace, still more needs to be done to address the problem.

With the expansion of the airport and its proximity to the burgeoning Dwarka township, bird activity in the region has gone up.

Experts point out that birds get food in areas of human habitation and after having had their fill look for an open place to rest. This makes them flock to the runway area, which is a vast open expanse.

Other birds of prey, such as kites and eagles, look around for insects and worms, which can be found in the grass around the runway.

These birds have an extremely sharp vision and can sight their tiny prey from high up in the air.

They then swoop down on their target quite oblivious of approaching aircrafts.

The bird menace goes up during the monsoon months as there are more insects and worms during the rainy season.

A former Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said the residential colonies in the proximity of the airport have to be kept free of garbage dumps, slaughter houses and meat shops, which tend to attract birds.

“ The birds also get used to various methods such as particular sounds and visual signs used to scare them as they realise after a while that they are not actually harmed by them. These methods, therefore, need to be constantly changed,” he explained.

The management of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) told Mail Today that bird movement occurs at airports across the world. However, during the monsoon season it increases. At times, ‘ go around’ happens if dead birds are spotted on the runway by the pilot.

“ At IGIA, several steps have been taken to control the bird menace, which include positioning of 25 zone guns along the runway, deployment of 50 bird chasers, installation of reflective tapes, bursting of crackers, scare crow devices on jeeps, regular grass cutting and pesticide spraying,” the management stated.

An Airfield Environment Management Committee (AEMC) headed by the environment secretary, government of NCTDelhi, also takes up initiatives such as garbage removal, waste management, curbing slaughter houses and meat shops.

“ As per international standards, the ‘ desired bird strike rate’ is 1 per 10,000 aircraft movements and at Delhi it is much below that rate,” the IGIA statement added.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #46
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Not sure what airline is this.......................But it was taken in Haarlemmermer North Holland
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Looks very dangerous for take-off. The sharp shooter needs to get out there.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #48
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I wonder what draws them to the plane. I would have thought that the engine sounds would scare them away.......................................
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I wonder what draws them to the plane. I would have thought that the engine sounds would scare them away.......................................
Birds can fly anywhere they want. There's no invisible fence to stop them from entering airport grounds. Vegetation usually draws insects, which in turn draws birds.

These birds may not necessarily aim for the plane, but somehow get sucked into the engines, which will cause problems.
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Another picture i found:

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Can you establish whether these birds are actually near the plane or just an optical illusion - they're far away but just framed in a certain way to mislead the reader?
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Jet diverted after bird-strike damaged both its engines
25 January 2011
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A BIRD-STRIKE led to the diversion of a badly damaged passenger jet after it took off from Ireland West Airport, an investigation has concluded.

The bmibaby aircraft with 127 passengers and five crew was scheduled to fly to Manchester when it encountered a flock of lapwings after take-off.

The bodies of eight birds were recovered from the runway after the incident, which occurred at 2.20pm on October 19th, 2009. It is estimated that about 40 birds were involved in the strike. The pilot recalled hearing a bang after take-off, with vibrations in the left engine. There were also unusual smells in the cabin.

The aircraft had to be diverted to Shannon airport, landing there without incident 27 minutes later.

The strike caused significant damage to one engine and minor damage to the second. The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) report found no bird patrol had been carried out for 2½ hours before the incident.

In its submission to the AAIU, Ireland West Airport, formerly known as Knock airport, said it had carried out four patrols that morning and there was no indication of any bird activity. It pointed out the Manual of Air Traffic Services stated “where possible” bird patrols should be carried out prior to the arrival or departure of aircraft.

Another aircraft had left six minutes prior to the bmibaby jet and had had not encountered any bird activity. It was therefore felt another inspection did not need to be carried out before the bmibaby departure, the airport claimed.

AAIU investigator Thomas Maloney said it was important airports were vigilant at all times for possible bird-strikes – especially at relatively quiet airports such as this one.

“As demonstrated by this incident, it is essential for airport authorities to remain vigilant at all times and to develop and maintain constant awareness and a proactive approach to dealing with the serious hazards to aircraft posed by birds and other wildlife.”

Ireland West had since amended its safety manual to include a bird patrol prior to the arrival or departure of scheduled or jet traffic.
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Can you establish whether these birds are actually near the plane or just an optical illusion - they're far away but just framed in a certain way to mislead the reader?
There is an article on this picture:

Source:http://www.sharenator.com/Bird_strike/

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Dwarfed by the jetliner, they look little more than a smattering of black dots.

But this flock of birds could have brought the plane crashing down in seconds.

They flew straight into the path of the Germania airlines flight to Kosovo as it took off from Dusseldorf airport with 80 on board.

‘It was like a scene from the Hitchcock movie The Birds. One second all was clear, and the next thing you saw were these birds swarming over the plane,’ said an onlooker.

It is thought more than 200 starlings were sucked into the right engine as the Boeing jet approached 200mph.

Others dented the fuselage but thankfully did not pierce it. Their splattered remains could be seen on the plane later.

‘The pitch of the engine said it all,’ said plane-spotter Juergen Kienast, who took these dramatic pictures.

‘It was like sticking a bit of metal pipe into a blender.’

Once airborne, the pilot reported engine damage and circled for almost 45 minutes before landing safely.

No-one was hurt and the plane had only minor damage.

A similar bird strike brought down an Airbus in the Hudson in New York in January this year.

The pilot managed a heroic emergency landing and all 155 on board survived.


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Air New Zealand flight from Dunedin forced to return after bird strike: passengers placed on a later flight to Wellington
26 January 2011
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A bird strike has forced an Air New Zealand plane to return to Dunedin.

The Boeing 737, carrying 115 passengers, left Dunedin at 4:50pm bound for Wellington. The bird-strike came about 20 minutes into the flight.

Pilots notified air traffic control and emergency services were called to Dunedin airport to ensure the plane landed safely. It did, and all passengers were placed on a later flight.

Air New Zealand's Andrea Dale says the aircraft has been inspected by engineers and will return to service in the morning.
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Airports' bird cull
10 February 2011
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NEW YORK: More than 1600 birds were killed by US officials last year to uphold a goose no-fly zone around New York's JFK and La Guardia airports to ensure safe flights.

A US Department of Agriculture report said 1509 wild geese were slaughtered in New York and 167 more in nearby Nassau County.

The round-up and gassing of the birds had removed about 90 per cent of the population in the area.

The war on geese started after the January 2009 drama in which a packed US Airways airliner narrowly avoided disaster after colliding with migratory birds before crashing into the Hudson River.
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Delta flight from Atlanta lands safely in Arkansas after striking large birds
2 April 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say a Delta Airlines plane landed safely at Little Rock National Airport after striking a flock of large birds.

Airport spokeswoman T.J. Williams says the pilots of Flight 5087 from Atlanta to Little Rock reported hitting the birds Friday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of the Arkansas airport. She says the pilots were able to land the plane without incident.

Williams says Delta officials plan to examine the plane and decide if anything needs to be done. She says officials don't know what type of birds the plane hit.
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Hawaii-bound Alaska Airlines flight strikes bird, returns to Sacramento airport
10 April 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a Hawaii-bound Alaska Airlines flight safely returned to Sacramento International Airport after a bird struck one of its engines.

Flight 869 had taken off for Maui a little after 10 a.m. Saturday and was climbing when a bird went into the left engine.

Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy says the pilot turned around as a precaution.

None of the 163 passengers and crew on board was injured. McElroy says crews are inspecting the airplane and will make any necessary repairs. The passengers will be put on another plane and arrive in Maui around 4:20 p.m. Hawaii time, a little less than four hours after they were scheduled to arrive.
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Delta jet returns to Atlanta after bird strike during takeoff
9 May 2011

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a Delta Air Lines flight was forced to return to Atlanta after a bird strike.

WXIA-TV reports that Delta Air Lines flight 1472 from Atlanta to Columbus, Ohio, had 142 passengers and five crew members on board.

No injuries were reported.

Delta spokesperson Anthony Black said the MD-88 was on takeoff when the jet struck a bird or birds. He said the plane returned to Atlanta as a precaution, and passengers were put on a different flight while the jet was being inspected.

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Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/
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China Southern plane lands safely after bird strike
Updated: 2011-11-28 17:13
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A China Southern Airlines plane landed safely at Xiamen airport on Sunday after a bird strike, the Beijing Times reported Monday.

The airline said one engine of the Airbus A321 jetliner was struck by a bird when the plane tried to land at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport at about 10 am on Sunday. No one was injured in the incident.

The CZ378 flight, carrying 110 passengers, was flying from Manila to Beijing with a scheduled stopover in Xiamen. The bird strike caused the delay of Xiamen-Beijing segment of the flight.

Xiamen airport authorities told the Beijing Times the bird hit one engine of the aircraft but passengers onboard didn't feel anything abnormal during the landing.

Airport mechanics found two engine fan blades were seriously damaged in the strike and needed to be repaired. The plane failed to takeoff on time from Xiamen as spare parts had to be transported from Guangzhou, where the airline is headquartered.

China Southern Airlines arranged accommodation for the delayed passengers, the report said.

Bird strikes are not rare in the aviation industry. They are a significant threat to flight safety and often happen during takeoff or landing.

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River after a flock of geese hit both of the plane's two engines, resulting a complete loss of thrust.

In July this year, a China Southern Boeing 757 immediately flew back to Urumqi airport after the cockpit window and nose were damaged during a collision with ten carrier pigeons.
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Here in Holland at Schiphol Airport, they have trouble with 10 thousands of geese (goose) flying around the airport.. They are seeking for solutions like building something different on the land, or shooting or other things..
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