Bird Gard has a range of airport bird scarers to prevent bird strike at airfields and airports. Bird strikes to aircraft can cause severe damage and have resulted
in fatalities. In the USA alone, it is estimated that bird strikes
cost over $300 million in damage to aircraft each year and have
been the cause of over 300 deaths.
Collisions between birds and aircraft will always occur but the risk of severe damage can be reduced with the proper application of bird control techniques.
Bird Gard airport bird scarers are essential to flight safety and is inexpensive compared to the potential risks and possibility of litigation.
At shortly after 1 p.m. on November 12, 1975, Overseas National Airways (ONA) Flight 032, a Douglas DC-10 crashed while attempting to take off from runway 13R at JFK Airport, New York. Of the 139 persons on the aircraft, 2 were seriously inured and 30 were slightly injured.
During the takeoff roll, the aircraft struck a flock of about 100 sea gulls and the takeoff was rejected.