NTSB calls for on-aircraft bird-strike technology

06/12/2009 | AviationWeek.com

Following this week's hearings on the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January, the NTSB is calling for new technologies to prevent future bird strikes. Until now, the focus has been largely on airport efforts to monitor and reduce the bird population, but NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt says aircraft should also be equipped with technologies such as pulsating landing lights that frighten birds away.

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