Thursday, October 06, 2016

Recurring bird strikes: AAI to set up garbage processing unit

With a total of eight bird strike cases reported this year at the Trivandrum International Airport till September, officials have started thinking about ways to curb this menace. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to set up a scientific garbage processing unit to tackle the issue of waste disposal in the airport vicinity.
As many as nine, seventeen and eleven bird strike cases were reported at the airport in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Bird strikes are a major issue for all airports as it may lead to severe accidents
The accumulation of waste at the airport vicinity, especially in the Chakkai-All Saints' College Junction stretch, has been found as the reason for the rise in number of bird strikes at the airport.
06/10/16 The Times Of India
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