Aviation Hero

NBC is an ecology and wildlife management business with over 25 years experience delivering solutions to airfields and associated organisations

Clients such as the RAF, DIO, USAF, easyJet, Monarch, BAA and BAE to mention just a few have benefited from our services at military locations such as Marham, Honington, Leaming, Fairford, Lakenheath, Brize Norton, Lossiemouth and civil such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, East Midlands, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

We have the largest collection of staff with these specialist skills equipped with a greater variety of equipment and methods making us more dependable and able to react immediately and effectively to our customers’ needs without notice, ensuring risks to flight safety are identified, managed and consequently reduced to the very lowest possible levels.


Ian Cain BSC (Hons) CMIOSH MIEMA, our Commercial Director and John Dickson our Managing Director, are recognised and respected experts with the necessary skills and experience to provide expert advice completing detailed reports that not only provide solutions but also have the credibility to stand up to scrutiny from outside auditors.

These services include but are not limited to:

  • Bird and Wildlife Strike Risk Assessments
  • Safeguarding
  • Bird and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans
  • Bird Strike Remains Analysis
  • Bird Control Management Planning
  • 13 Kilometre Surveys
  • Airfield Grass, Bird and Wildlife Audits
  • Ecology and Habitat Surveys

NBC recognise that it is best to take a proactive approach and remove hazards before they can become a risk, hazards that are not always limited to the airfield but can often be identified outside the boundary.

NBC take a wider view and have great experience working with third party businesses to help them recognise the risk and produce management plans to improve flight safety in the area.

Contracting/Active Works

Supported by the project consultant, highly trained and professional NBC staff provide the practical solutions to risks identified. NBC offer a solutions driven proactive service using GPS and GIS to map and understand trends in behaviour so they are better able to influence the drivers for their presence and introduce effective management techniques. This can involve management of habitats such as grass and water sources or changing behavioural patterns through the use of dogs, birds of prey (outside flying times), lasers or other more conventional methods. NBC work across many sectors, providing a greater depth of experience and a wider range of resources than our competitors.

A selection of methods that we have used successfully on airfields are detailed below:

  • Active Airfield Bird Control Units
  • Falconry Response – Airfield and Hangers
  • Dog Response Flock Dispersal
  • Firearms and Pyrotechnics
  • Netting of Buildings and Water Sources
  • Laser Deterrents Controlled by ATC
  • Grass and Habitat Management
  • GPS and GIS Behaviour Recording, Reporting and Mapping
Dog Bird Deterrent Kath Dickson

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