Birdstrike prevention companies join forces

Four world leading birdstrike prevention companies have joined forces to provide a one stop shop for cutting edge bird detection and deterrence systems.

Avisure, Bird Control Group, Robin Radar and Veisar Technologies founded the Birdstrike Alliance as a birdstrike prevention consortium.

A Total Birdstrike Solution
There is no single solution for managing birdstrike risk: this significant aviation risk can only be solved through collaboration and an integrated approach. Our one-stop-shop provides the complete package for Airport Safety Management and planners.

In the past, every airport needed to source bird control equipment from different suppliers and make their own decision on what worked and what didn’t. Birdstrike Alliance provides airports with an initial objective assessment, followed by commissioning, implementation and full product training on bird detection and bird deterrence.

Birdstrike Alliance makes its first public appearance at the upcoming InterAirport Exhibition in Singapore, January 21-23, 2015 - Stand F16.

Avisure is an industry leader in birdstrike risk management. Our extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of wildlife behaviour and aircraft operations has taken the Avisure team to more than sixty national, international and military airports since 1997. Our expertise helps our clients to reduce bird hazards with comprehensive risk management strategies, staff training and ongoing management programs.

Avisure aims to provide the aviation industry with the world’s best products, processes, research and expert advice to ultimately reduce the occurrence of birdstrike and establish a benchmark in the industry that encourages a global proactive approach to birdstrike management.

Bird Control Group
Bird Control Group is a rapidly growing manufacturer of innovative bird repellent systems for the oil & gas sector, airports and industrial sites. Bird Control Group serves customers in 52 countries around the globe including major airports like Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and London Airport. The products are recognised by the World Wildlife Fund for innovation, effectiveness and animal friendliness. Bird Control Group is part of Yes!Delft, the incubator program of the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands.

Robin Radar
Robin Radar Systems has developed a new generation of avian radars which is capable to detect and monitor small flying targets like bats and birds. Thanks to the specifically developed sensors as well as the clever dynamic clutter filtering software, the system is able to determine trends and patterns of behavior of birds. This is a valuable input for implementing new policies in wildlife and habitat management programs.

The information collected by the radar system can also be applied real time which enables the wildlife manager to be more responsive to bird hazards and take mitigation measures more effectively. Robin Radar offers the ultimate intelligence tool to the airports wildlife manager.

Veisar Technologies
Veisar Technologies has cemented its place at the forefront of Critical Infrastructure Protection supporting customers throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. From our offices in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong and a variety of channel partners, we deliver innovative, integrated solutions; from design and installation through to commissioning, personnel training and ongoing customer support, meeting not just your needs today – but long into the future.

Bird Strike Mitigation, Video Surveillance, Process Monitoring, Airport Security and Passenger Screening are key segments of our business. Through our global partnership with manufacturer Battelle, Veisar is a distributor of the cutting-edge LS10 bottled liquid scanner.

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Southampton Airport brings in next generation of bird control lasers

Southampton Airport has become the first airport in the UK to enhance the use of the Aerolaser® technology for bird strike prevention. The Aerolaser® represents an innovative step, increasing the efficiency of bird strike prevention tactics and makes airside operations even safer.

The airport currently uses a variety of methods to discourage and repel birds from the runway area including habitat management, broadcasting of bird distress calls, pyrotechnics and an earlier model of the handheld laser. The enhanced laser technology simulates a physical danger to the birds, causing the bird to fly away to protect itself. The new Aerolaser® also includes the patented ‘Horizon Safety’ feature which disables the laser past a certain height, eliminating the risk of the beam being shone directly at aircraft and air traffic control tower. The laser is also optimised for use in bright conditions, making it much more effective in daylight hours, and has a range of 2,500 metres.

Dan Townsend, Airside Operations Manager, at Southampton Airport, said “We are delighted to be leading the way in the UK with this enhanced technology as we are constantly striving to enhance our methods of bird strike prevention. The team here at Southampton Airport have had great success in implementing the Aerolaser® and are very impressed with the results.”

Steinar Henskes, CEO of Bird Control Group “We are very pleased with the interest of Southampton Airport in innovation. By having Southampton Airport as customers, we successfully validated our Aerolaser® products with the goal of also increasing safety at other airports.”

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New bird scaring system tested

The Dutch company Bird Control Group develops solutions to prevent bird strikes at airports. One of these solutions is the Aerolaser Groundflex, a method that chases birds away using laser technology.

The past few months, the Aerolaser Groundflex was extensively tested. A prototype was demonstrated and field tests were prepared on the testingGROUNDS site, after which the project was scaled up to testing near a watercourse. Next year, the Aerolaser Groundflex will be further developed in cooperation with Schiphol Bird Control, to achieve a fully deployable system.