UK CAA resurrects bird strike committee. (europe).
The UK bird strike committee has met for the first time in five
years at Gatwick. Stan Brown, of the CAA's Aerodrome Standards
Division which organised the event, said: "During the five years
the committee did not meet, the CAA and others have been extremely
active in trying to reduce the number of UK bird strikes. There have
been various initiatives, which the CAA is aware of, but which may not
have been shared amongst all those actively involved in the reduction of
bird strikes. Through the committee there can be much greater
communication and also a pooling of efforts to increase safety."
Despite improved bird management efforts at airports, bird strikes
are still a risk throughout the world. There have been several
high-profile serious incidents involving airliners in the last five
years, including one at Heathrow in September 1998 when a Boeing 767 was
hit by at least 30 geese.