Bird Strike Committee Proceedings


Date of this Version

October 2002


The subject addressed in this paper is the participation of Brazilian Civil Aviation Department (DAC), and more specifically the Air Accident Investigation and Prevention Division (DIPAA) in the efforts regarding civil aircraft bird strike control in Brazil. In order to successfully achieve this intent, this paper will briefly introduce the recordings of civil aircraft bird collision registered in Brazilian Civil Aviation Department, reported by the civil aviation community (airliners, air operators, airport staff, general aviation personnel, ATC, etc.). In addition, the paper will outline the dimension of the bird strike hazard encountered by the civil fleet operating in Brazilian skies as well as in major Brazilian airfields. Finally, the paper will provide a status update of some recent civil aviation bird strike incidents in Brazil. The Contributing Factors behind the scenes of these incidents are identified, and the Safety Recommendations issued are considered.