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2014-05-15 23:10:52

Advanced bird radar will be installed at King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Panama City, Florida, USA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 DeTect, Inc. (http://www.detect-inc.com) today, May 15, 2014, announced that it has received an order from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system for the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport (GIZ) in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. According to DeTect’s...

Bird Strikes With Military Helicopters Studied
2014-03-04 04:44:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin shows how US military helicopters are vulnerable to getting hit by birds. Apache and Chinook helicopters play important roles in military services, but the latest study shows just how vulnerable rotary-wing aircraft are to wildlife strikes. Estimates show that these wildlife strikes cost the aviation industry $1.2 billion per year globally, but these predictions did not include...

2013-09-16 23:03:19

Canada geese and other birds often cause airplane damage and threaten passenger safety. While controlling these unwelcome creatures can be a complex task, Bird-X, Inc. discusses how scientific study proves bird strike risk reduction efforts worthwhile. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 An investigative news report by NBC5 dated September 11, 2013 points out potential risk at the airport, as evidence shows it may not be operating in compliance with FAA rules to control birds in its...

2009-10-27 10:11:00

PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DeTect, Inc. will host the Aviation Week Birdstrike Roundtable today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This meeting assembles end users of Bird Radar and Foreign Object Detection (FOD) systems from around the world including airlines, airports, pilots and controllers for small focus group meetings to discuss how these technologies can be integrated into commercial airport operations to improve aviation safety. "Bird radars have been...

2009-09-10 14:43:00

PANAMA CITY, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DeTect, Inc. today announced that the US Air Force has ordered a MERLIN(TM) Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar System for Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. "The Bagram MERLIN system is the first use of bird radar technology in a war zone, another industry first for DeTect," commented Gary Andrews, DeTect's CEO. The MERLIN SS200m system to be delivered to Bagram includes DeTect's new generation MERLIN SharpEye(TM) solid-state bird radar sensors...

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2009-06-10 09:47:06

Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canadian geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight 1549 bird strike and determined the geese were from a migratory, rather than resident, population. Scientists in the Feather Identification Laboratory at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History said they used molecular genetic...

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2009-06-10 09:47:06

Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canada geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight 1549 bird strike and determined the geese were from a migratory, rather than resident, population. Scientists in the Feather Identification Laboratory at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History said they used molecular genetic techniques...

2009-06-09 02:00:00

FAA Needs to Deploy the Technology Today - Bird Radars to be Focus of NTSB Hearing on Hudson Birdstrike Crash. PANAMA CITY, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bird Radar industry leader DeTect today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve aviation safety by deploying commercially-available bird radar systems to our nation's airports. "Bird radars from DeTect and other firms are available and in use in the U.S. and overseas," said Gary W. Andrews, CEO of DeTect....

2009-06-08 11:53:22

Data is crucial to minimizing birdstrikes, researchers sayUsing forensic data from feather remains, scientists have identified the birds that caused the Jan. 15 airline crash into the Hudson River as migratory Canada geese. The study, published online in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, will help managers better assess how to prevent such strikes in the future.Led by Peter Marra of the Smithsonian National Zoo's Migratory Bird Center, the researchers applied DNA...

2009-06-02 08:00:00

Center Will Expand Research, Accuracy, and Availability of Data PRESCOTT, Ariz. and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jan. 15 ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River vividly illustrated the dangers of midair collisions between birds and aircraft. But what led to the "miracle on the Hudson" happens more often than the public realizes. Bird and wildlife strikes cause more than a half-million hours of aircraft down time and cost U.S. civil aviation more...


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