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US regulator mulling over plane safety amid soaring bird population

While no fatalities have been caused by birds colliding with aircraft for decades, the steady expansion of several species of birds and a series of incidents prompted the FAA to re-examine its standards.


US regulators are considering whether aeroplanes need to be built to better withstand collisions with birds because of an increase in the population of Canada geese, pelicans and other species.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is asking airlines, manufacturers...