Litigation as a result of bird strike is increasing.
More than 90% of bird strikes occur at low altitude in the vicinity of airports.
The incidence of bird strike risk increases with the increasing number of air movements worldwide and the development of faster, quieter jet aircraft.
Conservation efforts and a bird’s ability to adapt to human environments have contributed to an increase in bird numbers around airports.
Bird strike occurs approximately once in every 3000 aircraft movements at major Australian airports with about 5% causing aircraft damage.
The majority of bird strikes, estimated at more than 70%, are not reported.
Airlines and their insurers are increasingly seeking damages from airports where bird strikes have caused damage and delays and in hard economic times this trend is likely to increase. Costs for an engine replacement alone can spiral into several million dollars: are you managing your organisation’s risk?
The most cost effective means of mitigating your risk is to ensure you have well trained staff.
Avisure, global experts in bird strike management, now offers a new training package designed specifically to help your organisation deal with bird and wildlife attraction and dispersal issues.
Birdstrike training of this standard has never been offered in Australia before.