Legal Affairs Working Group

Report from the Legal Working Group The liability matter created interest among people in aviation and others who are directly or indirectly involved in aviation. Beside the legal aspect, on this matter it is very interesting to stress an insurance aspect, I hope that for our next conference we will be able to introduce to…

Impact Engineering Working Group

Report from the Impact Engineering Working Group We had several very interesting topics presented at this IBSC meeting. Rather than pull them into a separate session they were woven into the fabric of related sessions. Birdstrike tolerance is the last line of defence. It is the requirement which is added when all other means of…

Bird Avoidance Modelling Working Group

Report from the Bird Avoidance Modelling Working Group In agreement with the working group remote sensing and our working group, we decided to cover both sessions in this Chairman’s report. So this report covers the sessions on recorded bird movements and remote sensing as well as bird avoidance modelling. It is proposed that it should…

Behaviour and Ecology Working Group

Report from the Behaviour & Ecology Working Group Obviously behaviour and ecology continue to be a major theme in relation to bird hazard management and I think one of the emerging themes of this meeting was that behaviour is a very important factor whether or not a bird strike takes place. On the ecological front…

Aerodromes Working Group

Report from the Aerodromes Working Group During this meeting we are focussing on the most important point – improvement of ICAO ANNEX 14, the improvement of the Airport Service Manual Part 3 Bird Control and Reduction. Some IBSC members like me, John Allan, Richard Dolbeer, etc were contacted by ICAO over a month ago and…

Statistics Working Group

Report from the Statistics Working Group At the Warsaw meeting, John Thorp as vice-chairman of the working group, mainly involved with civil statistics, agreed to collect civil bird strike data for the years 2000 up to 2004 and present a summary of this at this meeting. Although he approached twenty-nine European aviation authorities for data,…

Chairmans Report

Welcome from the Chairman All Slides Dear Brigadier General Mr. Kampianakis, dear Mrs. Mitakou, dear Dr. Karamanos, dear hosts, dear participants, dear friends: is it a great honour for me to give the opening speech of this 27th Meeting of the International Bird Strike Committee. Our tradition says that this chairman´s report should be a…