Facility to test bird hits on aircraft in Bangalore

The stateā€run Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and its National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) have jointly set up a research facility to test bird strikes on aircraft using air guns, the institute said. “The integrated impact and crashworthiness research facility is equipped with capability for bird strike testing using one of the largest air guns in the world,” NAL’s structural technologies division head Mr Satish Chandra said in a statement. The indigenous facility will also carry out tests for runway debris, hail stones and other foreign object damage as part of its research in flight safety and occupant safety, applicable to aerospace and automotive customers.

Source: News Track India

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