Madurai International Airport (IXM) is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The airport operates domestic flights to major cities in India and international flights to Colombo, Dubai and Singapore.
Phoenix Agritech manufactures electronic bird deterrent systems for airport runways, which are designed to alleviate potential safety threats caused by birds during landing and take-off.
Bird deterrent solutions for airport applications
The Phoenix Airport Wailer Mk IV deters birds from airport runways and helipads, using high-fidelity natural alarm and distress calls together with local raptor calls.
Phoenix Agritech assesses airports to discover local bird species in the area, and creates an evolving programme of sounds to reduce habituation. Each site-specific wailer system is pre-programmed to act as a deterrent for indigenous species.
The wailer emits up to 25 electronic sounds at volumes up to 124dB, which can be included in the programme, if necessary.
The Mk IV system carries the randomised programme on a system-specific micro SD card, which can be modified from Phoenix Agritech’s head office, by email.
The Phoenix Airport Wailer Mk IV also deters birds gradually rather than startling and driving them off, only to have them return later, effectively creating a bird-free zone.
Easy-to-install, cost-effective bird deterrent solution
Easy and quick to install, the Phoenix Airport Wailer Mk IV does not use chemicals, propane, explosives or guns. It is also cost-effective and can be operated 24 hours a day automatically.
Scientific trials at Indian airports have shown that the system has a success rate of up to 97%, making it a key application for bird deterrent and wildlife management programmes.
About Phoenix Agritech
Phoenix Agritech has deployed its bird deterrent systems at major airports worldwide, including Bulgaria, Canada, the US, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Carribean.