Airport Bird Strike Hazards & Airfield Bird Management
Effective bird management planning for airports and airfields is essential to prevent or eliminate the threat of birdstrike. The risk of avian ingestion or any damage to aircraft and airside facilities could result in costly delays due to downtime for repairs, in addition to the resultant loss of trade while aircraft are inoperable.
Bird strikes are a significant threat to aircraft safety with over 2,000 incident reports recorded a year by the Civil Aviation Authority and severe bird strikes have been proven as a key factor in dozens of plane crashes, far too often resulting in fatalities for passengers, crew or ground staff. The most vulnerable time when bird strike occurs is during take-off, landing and manoeuvring of aircraft, accounting for over seventy-five per cent of reported incidents.
The warmth and space within airport buildings are a favourite place for pigeons to roost, so proofing measures such as netting, spiking or bird wire can be used as a deterrent. Sometimes, the costs of proofing large buildings and spaces such as hangars can be prohibitive, but NBC provides falconry response utilising birds of prey including Harris Hawks and Falcons. By utilising nature’s predatory instincts, the presence of Hawks and Falcons ensure a humane & ethical deterrent, making the area undesirable to lesser bird species.
NBC Environment are the industry leading experts in risk management for bird problems, proofing and control services with a comprehensive nationwide coverage. Having worked closely with government departments such as FERA’s bird management unit on research studies, we have established an enviable and unrivalled reputation for professional bird control and prevention services.
We are trusted and respected by many of the UK’s leading brands including those within the aviation industry for our professional bird management. NBC provide expert advice and recommendations, together with comprehensive solutions which are implemented to industry best practice standards, reducing risk and ensuring operational compliance.
Talk to the UK’s bird control experts for the aviation industry on 0333 567 2020 to reduce your risk of bird strike and ensure safe airfield management practice.