United Aviation | Balancing Nature & Security: Wildlife & Bird Strike Hazards
When it’s bird versus airplane, both lose. The energy released when a 3 kg (6.6 lb) bird is hit by an aircraft traveling 150 mph equals the energy released by dropping a 47 lb object from 100 feet. The results can be devastating.
The “Robird,” a drone which mimics the flight of a falcon, will be integrated into the Edmonton, Canada airport’s wildlife management programme. Developed by Clear Flight Solutions and Aerium Analytics, Robird will help guide birds safely away from air traffic while discouraging nesting near airside operations and glide paths… Read more.