This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance on the use of avian radar systems to supplement an airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP) and reduce the potential avian threats to aircraft. This AC describes how airports can select, procure, deploy, and manage an avian radar system. A chapter dedicated to each of the program areas is provided, as shown in the summaries below:
• Selection: Describes the factors that must be considered when choosing the proper system for a given set of airport conditions and requirements (Chapter 3).
• Procurement: The minimum performance standards for airport avian radar systems are provided (Chapter 4).
• Deployment: Discusses the process of installing a system in the location best suited to maximize system capabilities (Chapter 5).
• Management: Outlines the effective use of avian radar system data using the fundamental principles of risk management (Chapter 6).