I am convinced that avian radar will become a self-evident part of next generation bird strike mitigation policies at larger civil airports. In part, because it allows us to objectively measure and use risk as a performance indicator, rather than the rare occurrence of incidents.
Bart Straver, Manager Bird Control at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
The Mainport Innovation Fund stimulates start-ups with innovative and sustainable products in aviation. ROBIN Radar has developed a system which detects birds at great distances.
Peter Hartman, vice-chairman of Air France-KLM
Military aircraft fly low, fast and are extra sensitive for bird strikes.
ROBIN systems are linked to our existing air
defence radars to identify bird intensities up to 150 kilometres. Since
we've started using this information, we've reduced the number of bird strikes by over
Lt. Gen. Sander Schnitger, Commander Royal Netherlands Air Force
With this technology, ROBIN meets the growing need for more accurate and real-time information about movements of (large) birds in the vicinity of the airport.
Jos Nijhuis, CEO of Schiphol Airport
Bird strikes are an increasing safety and economic concern.
Mr. Y. Wang, Chief Aerodrome Section ICAO
If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.
Richard Dolbeer, Wildlife consultant
ESA uses a win–win approach that promotes the added value of space in a fair and unbiased way, and supports the development of sustainable space-based services for the benefit of society. The successful operational outcome has proven that this can play a fascinating role in bringing together user interests and communities.
Amnon Ginati, head of department at ESA about the ROBIN success story
Balancing wild life protection and passenger safety by reducing the bird strike risk needs an open dialogue between all involved. That should be based on facts. Avian radar has the capability to provide unbiased facts and is thus a vital element for the decision making process.
Captain Rob van Eekeren, executive director World Birdstrike Association.
ROBIN develops radar systems that are specifically designed to track small objects like birds and bats. ROBIN systems are used by military and civil airports to prevent collisions between birds and planes. Ecologists and Energy companies use ROBIN radar systems to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of wind farms on birds....