Wildlife: Airport Management’s Responsibility

coyote on road
by BRUCE MACKINNON Generally, the airport operator bears the greatest responsibility for the management of wildlife hazards. Over 80% of bird strikes, and certainly most — if not all — mammal strikes, occur within the airport environment. Since airport operators… Read the rest

Pilot Checklist to Prevent Wildlife Strikes

storks over airport
by BRUCE MacKINNON Air operators provide the support and infrastructure that ensures their pilots’ ability to conduct safe aircraft operations. With respect to wildlife FOD, air operators can provide standard operating procedures, employee training and awareness programs, and the structure… Read the rest