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Sacramento picks Accipiter to monitor avian activity

24 May 2019

Sacramento International Airport is installing an avian radar system from Accipiter, with an expected entry into service in the summer 2019 season.

Accipter was awarded a 12-month ‘radar-as-a-service’ contract to supply and install its patented 3D Total Coverage wildlife mitigation solution, including its NM1-24D Avian Radar.

Jane’s understands that Sacramento International experiences an average of 135 bird strikes a year, partly because the airport is located along the Pacific Flyway migration route.

Two avian biologists employed by the airport will use the radar to generate real time and historical data on bird activity near the airport. This will allow them to understand the habitual flight and migratory patterns of individual birds and flocks under various weather conditions in any season, on a 24-hour basis.

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