Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990-2011   [open pdf - 3MB]

"In 2011, the FAA and USDA continued to make great progress with its multifaceted approach for mitigating wildlife strikes. We have expanded outreach to increase general aviation strike reporting, continued a robust research program, and incorporated new technology to allow simplified and paperless strike reporting. The FAA also continued to provide Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding to airports to conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHAs) and develop Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (WHMPs). These efforts have led to increased strike reporting in both commercial and general aviation. While strike reporting has increased, significant, damaging strikes have remained stable. The FAA developed a new Report Wildlife Strikes awareness poster and distributed 12,000 posters to more than 4,000 Part 139 airports, General Aviation airports, aviation flight schools and the aviation industry in 2011. The distribution of strike awareness posters is one of several outreach activities to improve strike reporting and safety at airports."

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Federal Aviation Administration National Wildflife Strike Database Serial Report No. 18
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Federal Aviation Administration: http://www.faa.gov/
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