Luton Airport: Minimising the Risk of Bird Strike

Strike risk is different at every airport and is influenced by the particular hazards present. Globally, wildlife strikes cost the Civil Aviation Authority £900m per year with an average strike cost estimated at £27,000.

With Scarecrow, the Airport has seen an 80% reduction in airfield bird sightings in the last year which has minimised the risk of bird strike. 

Václav Havel Airport Prague

Václav Havel Airport Prague is the main international airport of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic It serves around 15 million passengers to over 155 scheduled destinations annually through c148,000 aircraft movements. 

We spoke to Jan Kadlec, Head of Airfield Operations, who has worked at the airport for 26 years, about the Scarecrow systems and how they form a part of their overall Wildlife Hazard Management Plan

Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand it first opened in 1940 and became New Zealand’s first international airport in 1950. It is the second busiest airport in New Zealand and serves around 6 million passengers annually through c100,000 aircraft movements.

Christchurch Airport were the first users of the original Scarecrow Data Logging system Ultima back in 2007.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, situated in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the busiest airport in the Caribbean by passenger traffic, acting as a hub between the Caribbean and mainland USA. The airport is a joint civil-military operation, and falls under the remit of the FAA. It is one of very few airports under FAA jurisdiction that is privatized. 


Denis Island - The Green Island Foundation

Scarecrow products are usually deployed to deter birds and keep them away from a site, but our extensive library of bird calls and expert approach can also be easily used to attract them.

This has been necessary for one client on the exotic Denis Island in the Seychelles.

River Haffjarðar, Iceland

As a result of the popularity of the local fishing, river managers in the country are keen to protect the fish, especially when leaving the river waters at a young age. Many predators will lie in wait for their inevitable appearance at various strategic spots and will look to pick them off as and when they can. The authorities have regularly made attempts to stifle the birds, often to no avail.