Ground Level Bird Hazard Management

Preventative and Proactive



Xsight Systems’ BirdWize™ is a Ground-Level Bird Hazard Management solution that allows for remote bird and wildlife detection, automatic bird recognition and remote bird auditory deterrence. BirdWize provides airports with full visibility and control over bird and other wildlife hazards on and near their runways to ensure a safer and more efficient operations.

Strikes between birds and aircraft are a well-known hazard in civil and military aviation around the world. These strikes, of which around 41% occur at ground level according to the FAA, threaten the safety of flights and often force pilots to return for landing at the origin airport immediately after takeoff.
At the operational level, bird strikes adversely affect runway operations as reports on strikes are typically followed by a runway inspection that can take around 15 minutes. During these unplanned inspections, the runway is closed for operations and delays accumulate. In addition, the aircrafts themselves remain disabled for long periods of time. Overall, these incidents cost hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

FEATURES & CAPABILITIES
DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH
  • Automatically distinguishes a bird from other types of FOD and alerts the Wildlife Team
  • Activates audio deterrence to clear the bird from the runway
  • 24/7 works in variable light and inclement weather conditions
  • Automatically documents all bird detections and bird related procedures to be used for statistical analysis of runway bird hazards. This analysis allows the airport to evaluate the efficacy of its wildlife hazard management program and improve going forward.

BirdWize allows airports to adopt a data-driven approach towards the hazard of bird strike.


The solution automatically stores details of each detection in a dedicated database, thus enabling wildlife specialists to easily generate reports and graphs presenting patterns in the behavior of birds.


These valuable insights can subsequently be translated into preventive actions that diminish the risk of bird strikes.




ADDED VALUES

BirdWize -The ProblemBirdWize -The solution

Dramatically Reduces Bird Strikes


  • BirdWize: 40% of bird strikes occur at ground-level – BirdWize detect these hazards immediately and drastically reduce bird strikes on the runway

Improves Workforce Productivity


  • Provides remote auditory bird deterrence, eliminating the need to dispatch busy personnel to scare birds from runways
 

Enables Smart Bird & Wildlife Management


  • Provides data to airports for proactive and intelligent wildlife management
  • Data helps airports identify bird types and preferences for tailored mitigation techniques

ADDED VALUES

> The Problem
> The Solution

Dramatically Reduces Bird Strikes


  • BirdWize: 40% of bird strikes occur at ground-level – BirdWize detect these hazards immediately and drastically reduce bird strikes on the runway

Improves Workforce Productivity


  • Provides remote auditory bird deterrence, eliminating the need to dispatch busy personnel to scare birds from runways
 

Enables Smart Bird & Wildlife Management


  • Provides data to airports for proactive and intelligent wildlife management
  • Data helps airports identify bird types and preferences for tailored mitigation techniques

BirdWize supports proactive data-driven approach


Watch how the snowy owl is scared off the runway by BirdWize deterrence capability