Using Prairie Grass to Prevent Bird Strikes

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Using Prairie Grass to Prevent Bird Strikes

September 9, 2014 by  
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Conservationists are sure to give the thumbs-up to a new plan being implemented by Dayton International Airport in Montgomery County, Ohio, to plant prairie grass at airports in an effort to prevent birds colliding with airplanes. The reasoning behind the strategy is that large birds, such as geese, which can cause significant damage in a bird strike, tend to steer clear of tall …

Drone Technology for Airplane Inspection and Maintenance

May 27, 2014 by  
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British airline carrier easyJet has announced plans to introduce the use of drones as part of routine inspection and maintenance on its Airbus A319 and A320 fleet, noting that the use of drones will reduce aircraft down time, thereby cutting costs and minimizing delays…

IATA Promotes Aviation Safety

April 15, 2014 by  
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With more than 470 international organizations submitting data, and participation from over 90% of IATA member carriers, the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) initiative aims to provide the aviation industry with a comprehensive airline operational database to facilitate a proactive approach in analyzing trends and managing risks…

Ongoing Research Addresses Bird-Strike Problems

October 22, 2013 by  
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The recent bird strike that caused American Airlines Flight 289 to turn back to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has highlighted the ongoing issue of wildlife and aviation safety. Soon after taking off for Shanghai the crew reported experiencing a problem which was later described as a bird strike…

Making the Transition to Experimental Aircraft

September 24, 2013 by  
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As amateur-built aircraft, also referred to as homebuilt aircraft or experimental aircraft, become more popular, safety issues have become more pressing. At a seminar held at the US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) training center recently…

Advances in Avionics Improve Safety

January 1, 2013 by  
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American aerospace and defense contractor, Raytheon, has developed a wearable computer and monocle display to increase pilot situational awareness to the extent that the pilot may feel like he is…

Gulfstream’s G650 and G280 Flying Green

November 6, 2012 by  
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Showing the company’s commitment to green fuels, Gulfstream flew all five of its display and demonstration airplanes to NBAA 2012 in Orlando on a blend of Jet A and biofuel…

Sustainable Biofuels in Aviation

August 28, 2012 by  
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>With greenhouse gases and climate change continuing to be in the spotlight, over the past decade aircraft manufacturers have made a number of improvements in aerodynamics and the development of lighter construction materials…

Airplane Dismantling – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

July 31, 2012 by  
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With technology constantly being upgraded, and environmental issues taking center stage, aircraft are becoming ever more sophisticated…

Wildlife Hazards and Aviation Safety

June 19, 2012 by  
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With recent FAA data revealing that aircraft bird strikes in the United States continue to pose a significant threat to both civil and military aviation, the services of the Bird Strike Committee USA are more necessary than ever before…

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