Saturday, January 24, 2009

JFK to get bird detection radar

From Fox 5:

Authorities say they want a sophisticated bird-detection system at a New York airport where a US Airways plane took off before splashing down in the Hudson River.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Aviation Director William De Cota says the system could easily encompass all three major regional airports -- LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark.

He says the system is already slated to be deployed at Kennedy airport. The system beeps when birds fly near a jet, allowing air traffic controllers to warn pilots.


Anonymous said...

The news video of the birds being sucked in the engine at the Manchester UK airport happened right at take off of course.That will be a busy radar.

Anonymous said...

This is not going to be easy. Jamaica Bay, Fresh Kills, and even North Brother Island are all bird preserves - in direct line with flight paths.

Bryan said...

post # 2 is right. plus, who is going to pay for it?

Anonymous said...

i dont know about the birds i hard this planes engins turned off 2 days befor the crash and had to make a landing craper stay up on this story , some one is not fixing these planes

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't an airplane's radar detection (and averting) system
have picked up something as large as a flock of Geese?

Or was a crew member of the
"mile high club"
taking a momentary break.

Somebody at La Guardia appears to be covering up something!

Those "Airbuses" have been said to be quite a finicky aircraft.

Weren't the snobby French partially involved in building them?