Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. has been awarded the contract to supply and deliver their state-of-the-art, patented 3D Total Coverage® avian radar system to one of Canada’s busiest airports, the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
YVR has been named by Skytrax as Best North American Airport for nine consecutive years. With over 24.2 million passengers yearly, YVR leads the aviation industry in environmental and safety programs that protect people, habitat and wildlife. “Safety and security is at the heart of YVR’s operations. We are located on a migratory bird path and as a result we have a responsibility to ensure safe aircraft operations while conserving wildlife,” noted Geert Bos, Director of Airside Operations “We are always working on new and innovative solutions to manage the unique wildlife environment in which YVR is situated and we’re confident that the addition of Accipiter’s avian radar will advance our safety and sustainability agenda.”
Accipiter’s Radar Intelligence Network™ (RIN) Platform Technology on which their systems are built are scalable and flexible, while their suite of Surveillance-to-Intelligence™ (S2I) user applications will deliver a wide range of live, historical and analytical capabilities for risk assessment, mitigation and integration with Safety Management Systems.
“The fundamental basis of YVR’s Wildlife Management Program is understanding the behaviour of the wildlife we are managing in order to ensure our actions are effective in increasing aviation safety.
We are pleased to be working with the Accipiter team and look forward to using their system to further enhance our program” stated David Bradbeer, YVR’s Wildlife Program Specialist.
“Our mutually high standards, and missions of consistent improvement in aviation safety makes working with Vancouver International Airport a natural fit for us” said Simon Jerome, Accipiter’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. ”We are delighted to be working together with David and his team to develop integrated avian radar best practices for the Canadian aviation sector as a whole”.