Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority to implement electronic bird deterrent system at airports

KATHMANDU: In a proactive move to address bird-related hazards at airports, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has unveiled plans to introduce an electronic bird deterrent system across all operational airports in the country. The initiative aims to enhance aviation safety by minimizing the risk of bird strikes during take-offs and landings.

The CAAN officially opened applications for interested companies on Thursday, urging potential stakeholders to submit their proposals by March 25. The decision to expedite the installation process stems from the recurring issue of ‘bird hits’ impacting routine flights at various airports.

Jagannath Niraula, the spokesperson for CAAN, emphasized the urgency of deploying effective measures to counter this challenge. “The problem of ‘bird hit’ has been felt in regular flights at various airports. We have expedited the process to install equipment to solve this problem,” stated Niraula.

The electronic bird deterrent system is expected to utilize cutting-edge technology, enhancing its efficiency in mitigating bird-related risks. Beyond domestic airports, the CAAN is gearing up to implement similar systems at all three international airports in Nepal.

This move aligns with global aviation safety standards that prioritize the prevention of bird strikes, which can pose serious threats to aircraft engines and compromise flight safety. By adopting state-of-the-art technology, Nepal aims to create a safer aviation environment and ensure smooth operations at its airports. The deadline for the submission of proposals by interested companies is March 25, marking a significant step toward fortifying the aviation infrastructure against avian hazards.

Fiscal Nepal |
Sunday February 25, 2024, 12:00:48 PM |

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