Test and Evaluation: Reducing Risks to Military Aircraft from Bird Collisions
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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This report responds to a request concerning military aircraft testing against bird collisions and development of nonflammable hydraulic fluid. We specifically reviewed 1 the extent of bird collision damage to military aircraft, 2 the specifications for testing engines against bird collisions, 3 the relationship between engine contractors and the government during tests to identify risks from bird collisions, and 4 the development and use of nonflammable hydraulic fluid to reduce risks from fires. We also reviewed some nontesting measures to reduce the risk to military aircraft, such as bird avoidance efforts and the redesign of aircraft transparencies to withstand bird collisions.
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