Robertson, Thomas B.
Sakulich, Aaron R.
PANAMA / Panama City, Panama
This project addressed the problem of bird-aircraft collisions, or bird strikes, at Panama’s Tocumen Airport. Bird strikes threaten passenger safety, damage aircraft, and harm wildlife. Through report analysis, interviews, observations, benchmarking, and case study research, we determined Tocumen Airport has many factors that attract birds to the property. These factors can be categorized as man made or environmental. No single method can remove all the contributing factors, so the airport should consider using multiple bird strike prevention methods.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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