Bird Strike Committee Proceedings


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Presented at 2011 Bird Strike North America Conference, September 12-15, 2011, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.


Copyright 2011 Colunga, García-Burgos, Ortiz & Fernández-Buces



Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA) is an independent government agency. The main functions of the organization are to design, build and operate airports, as well as 62 fuel farms.

Since 1965, ASA has contributed to the building of the airport industry in Mexico. ASA is responsible of providing a safe, secure, efficient service, and environmental concerns.


•Until 1998, ASA operated 63 airports in the Mexican Airport System.
•Currently, ASA operates 18 airports and participates as a partner in other five.
•15 airports have a Wildlife Hazard Management Program.

Reporting wildlife strikes in Mexico

  • Increase in the number of incidents
  • Mexico has participated in the Bird Strike Committee USA-Canada Conferences since1997
  • Web report:

Wildlife Hazard Management Program

Airport Datasheet

Recognizing hazardous wildlife attractants on or near airports

Attractive sites for hazardous wildlife near airports

Identification of attractive sites on airports

Airport vegetation and zonation (TPQ)

Airport zonation

Hazard assessment

Hazard level: 1) size, 2) number of organisms, 3) behavior in relation to aircraft, 4) likelihood of being in the path of an aircraft and 5) strike records

Endangered or threatened species

Hazardous Species

Stages for Implementation