USA: FAA publishes Bird Strike Database

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made its entire Bird Strike database available on a public website by April 24. Portions of the database have been publicly available since the information was first collected in 1990, but the public is now able to access all of the database’s fields. Over the next four months, the FAA will make significant improvements to the database to improve the search function and make it more user-friendly. In its current format, users will only be able to perform limited searches online, but will be able to download the entire database.The FAA also plans to work with the aviation community to find ways to improve and strengthen bird strike reporting.Source: FAA press release of April 22, 2009Database available here>>.

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