Thursday, February 09, 2023

Aviation Ministry Takes Measures to Avoid Bird Strike at Airports

On Thursday, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of civil aviation, said that all necessary steps had been taken to address the problem of bird strikes near airports and emphasised the need to maintain clean spaces. There have been instances where birds have struck aircraft during takeoff or landing as well as in mid-air.

"As far as bird hits are concerned, we have put in place all measures at airports, which includes the bird dispeller, sound guns and other methodologies that will keep birds away from airport areas," the minister said.

While briefing reporters here about the initiatives taken by the government over the last nearly nine years for wildlife conservation, Scindia also mentioned the Swachh Bharat initiative in the context of bird hits.

"...Why do birds come to certain places, especially airports. It is not because they make their homes there but more because the fact that they are attracted to some objects in that area. Therefore, to keep areas clean and make sure that birds do not cluster around areas of transportation through which there may be a threat to airlines, it is very important for us," he said.

09/02/23 ZeeNews

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