Frankfurt Airport (Germany) is the largest airport in the country and one of the busiest airports in Europe. The airport is surrounded by forests, nature conservation areas, several lakes, and a river. And most importantly, there is the largest undeveloped grassland in the region which attracts many bird species such as buzzard, kestrel, pigeon, starling, and heron for feeding, resting, and nesting, thus increasing the risk of a bird strike.
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Product: Aerolaser Handheld
Reason: Bird dispersal in addition to ecological approach
In use since: February 2016
Benefits for Frankfurt Airport
• Works on all sitting birds
• Safe to use without blinding anyone
• Decrease in intervention times
• Works on long distances
The Aerolaser Handheld has a lot of advantages for Frankfurt Airport. Not only is it very effective but as it comes with a training and the patented Horizon Safety System, it is also a very safe, non-invasive bird control measure.
Frankfurt Airport uses the Aerolaser Handheld, a very safe bird control tool.
Frankfurt Airport works with an ecological approach to prevent bird strikes. “The idea is to make the area as unfavorable as possible for birds that pose a risk. Human intervention and observation is limited to the minimum. The problem is that sometimes the ecological approach does not work. Additional bird control measures are necessary and the Aerolaser Handheld is now an essential part of the bird control tool box,” explains Wildlife Control Coordinator Jürgen J. Ebert.
Advantages of the Aerolaser Handheld
Frankfurt Airport works with the Aerolaser Handheld since early 2016. “The Aerolaser Handheld is very effective against all sitting birds such as pigeons, herons and starlings.
The Aerolaser Handheld helps improving the safety on the airport. An important feature for safe use is the patented Horizon Safety System. This prevents the risk of blinding pilots or other persons. “It makes it easier for authorities to permit the use of laser at airports. I strongly recommend the use of the Aerolaser. We are lucky to have it at Frankfurt Airport.” summarizes Mr. Ebert.