Unmuffled motorbikes, the government’s newest scheme against bird strikes

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will rev up its attempts to solve the problem of bird strikes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by using motorcycles to scare birds away.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will rev up its attempts to solve the problem of bird strikes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by using motorcycles to scare birds away.

 

Recto Mercene of BusinessMirror reports CAAP will use motorcycles with their mufflers removed to scare off birds near the runway. ""We will buy four motorcycles, assign eight drivers in shift to work 12 hours a day, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting December 1," Captain John Andrews, CAAP deputy director, said in the report.

 

The CAAP held a demonstration of the scheme in front of the media, but BusinessMirror’s Mercene notes "the birds, getting used to the noise, simply flew away to the other side of the runway, hover and probably thumb their noses (or bills) at the offenders before reclaiming their territory."

 

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