Aviation Week Events Aviation Week
Bookmark and Share

Proven Tactics on Bird Strike Risk Mitigation

Wildlife strikes are costly to airlines as well as posing a safety hazard to aircraft and flight operations. Nationally, bird strikes have resulted in more than 550,000 hours of aircraft down time and costs civil and military aviation more than $625 million every year from engine and/or aircraft damages and flight delays and cancellations.

More importantly, with approximately 50 % of bird strikes damaging the engine(s), aircraft crew members and their passengers’ lives are put at high risk. Over 219 people have been killed worldwide as a result of wildlife strikes since 1988. The recent bird strike mishap of US Airways flight 1549 has re-focused the aviation industry in working to reduce bird strike related risks.

Aviation Week’s Bird Strike Prevention Forum will bring together executives from leading aviation operations, such as airlines and airports, and industry experts to share best practices on minimizing bird strikes, including:

  • Policies/standards for airports and aircraft operations related to wildlife hazards
  • Bird habitat management and control techniques
  • New technologies and advancements to reduce wildlife hazards
  • Wildlife strike reporting/statistics in relation to safety management systems
  • Aircraft engines/components performance and standards related to wildlife hazards

Join your peers for two days of networking, relationship building and insights from foremost operators, manufacturers and industry leaders to share real-world strategies on minimizing risks of bird strikes and improving safety.

About Aviation Week Management Forums

Aviation Week  Management Forums are designed to provide you with — not only the latest, best practices, innovations and tactical processes — but a highly interactive information exchange and networking event designed to allow both attendees and speakers to benchmark processes, exchange best practices and forge valuable new relationships that will last long after the forum itself has concluded.



NEW! Get an exclusive “sneak peek” at this event: Download the FREE Podcast here!

FREE White Paper Download

Accipter Avian Radar Developments

advisory board
  • Allen Newman, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Electrical Engineering
  • Eugene LeBoeuf, Chief, US Air Force BASH Team
  • John Ostrom, Chairman, Bird Strike Committee USA
  • Matthew Klope, Wildlife Biologist, Navy BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard) Program
  • Professor Ed Herricks, The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
  • Ryan King, Program Manager for Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Research, FAA Airport Technology R&D Team
  • Ed Hazelwood
  • Fran Fiorino, Sr. Safety Editor, Aviation Week
  • Bob Weatherly, SVP Flight Operations, Virgin America
  • JP Dagon, Director Corporate Safety, AirTran Air
more information

Helen Kang
Editorial Producer, Management Forums
Aviation Week
Two Penn Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10121-2298
United States of America