This statistical report presents the findings of a study carried out with the civil aircafts impacts of animals sent by the airlines and airports managers to the STAC (Civil Aviation Technical Service) or recovered from ECCAIRS database reports.
It highlights a slight decrease rate of animal strikes for 10 000 commercial aircraft movements, with five very serious incidents recorded during the considered period.
Sixty five animals species have been involved in these collisions, mainly in summer, during take-off and landing phases. Ninety four percent of the events had no consequences but the number of aborted-take-off is increasing.
Twenty major French airports presents rates of collisions per 10 000 aircraft movements above national rates (cf. database stac-picaweb).