Staff Correspondent: Bird strike on aircraft at the airport is quite regular. Although there is a risk of accidents, there is no modern system to chase birds at the country’s airports. As a result, pilots have to fly at risk. So this time authority is approaching to install radar install at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital to chase the birds.
Many flights are forced to make emergency landings every year due to bird strikes or hundreds of bird hits. This year also, when a Dash 8 aircraft of Bangladesh Biman faced a bird strike, the flight was suspended for three hours. Although no major accidents or casualties have been reported so far due to the skill of the pilots, the aircraft have been damaged. Although there are 8 bird shooters, four of the six guns are out of order, so the authorities have to fight hard to chase the birds.
Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport said, “There is a matter of licensing in purchasing guns. These have been applied for. There are plans to buy 8 guns after getting clearance.” from the home ministry.
However, Air Vice Marshal Mofidur Rahman, chairman of Civil Aviation, is talking about setting up a modern system including radar to control birds at the airport. He said that there is a kind of radar, which will give acoustic sound and scan with radar. Work is underway to make that arrangement.
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