Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S04-05. Bird Harassment, Repellent, and Deterrent Techniques on Airports

Birds strikes make-up 97% of the reported aircraft strikes. In the recent past, there have been many more aircraft incidents/accidents stemming from bird strikes on and off airport property. Airports are often located next to wildlife attractants such as waste management and transfer facilities, water management facilities, wetlands, agriculture, shorelines and other habitats that provide shelter, nesting area and feeding area for birds. Additionally, successful bird management and repellant techniques are location, ecosystem and species specific. The large number of bird strikes has resulted in a major effort by United States and Canadian airports officials to find ways to manage wildlife attractants in the airport environs and repel bird strike hazards.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Start Date: 20100501
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24614

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  • Accession Number: 01461756
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:51PM