Plane, Antique

Unusual Flights of the Past

There’s little doubting the fact that the aerospace industry has always been at the cutting edge of technology. It seems incredible that the first powered flight was not that much more than a hundred years ago, partly because in the intervening time the aviation sector has pioneered so much in the way of technological advancement. […]

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What will planes of the future look and feel like?

The future of aircraft design is a topic that has always been capable of producing a great deal of debate, ever since the dawn of the aviation industry when the first flights were made back at the start of the 20th century. And while most of us tend to think that the conventional shape of […]

Why do planes suffer such heavy damage when hit by birds?

We all know about the potential dangers of a bird strike on an airplane, but many people have understandably questioned why it is that such a situation is so serious. After all, a bird is pretty small and a plane is the size of, well, a plane. How come so much potential danger can arise […]

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Off Aerodrome Reporting Proving a Success in Abu Dhabi

In order to maintain as safe a working environment as possible for passengers, air crew and airside employees, the remit for those working in airport wildlife control inevitably goes far beyond the perimeter fencing.  Humanely dispersing wildlife hazards such as a flock of Canada geese from close to the runway, for example, doesn’t necessarily mean […]

How the world’s busiest airports attempt to avoid bird strikes

Airports of all shapes and sizes and in all parts of the world face a very real threat from bird and animal strikes. The safety of passengers and crew members is at risk whenever a plane lands or takes off, and of course the busier the airport the more frequent those threats can be. The […]