The MOD is working with the DTI, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) with support from National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), to test two technologies from BAE Systems and Selex S.I. to see if they resolve problems posed by wind turbines.
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ICE forming on wind turbines can fly off, posing a potential danger to passing walkers in "exceptional" weather conditions, ScottishPower has admitted.
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Fears are being raised that proposals to put wind turbines on the roof of the Civic Centre could interfere with radar at Exeter Airport.
WIND turbines near North Charlton would be a flight hazard, according to defence chiefs.
Human error has been blamed for a fire which destroyed a wind turbine at the Nissan car plant on Wearside.
Plans to put up a wind farm near Heath Hayes have hit turbulence - because the proposed scheme is on the flight path to Birmingham Airport.
A spokeswoman for the company said a report into how the fire began was due to be completed within days.
A CONTROVERSIAL windfarm planned for one of Scotland's most scenic areas is among developments that pose a potential risk to aircraft safety, aviation chiefs have warned.
"Most windfarms are near roads, railways, or walking paths, and the dangers are obvious."
Newcastle Airport officials confirmed last night that they were concerned about the Kiln Pit Hill plan because two of the turbines would be visible on their radar.
Fears over the safety of wind turbines have been raised by residents fighting plans for the region's biggest windfarm after a North mast caught fire before Christmas
The turbine which caught fire had been suffering from an oil leak and had been undergoing repairs earlier in the day. Engineers thought they had fixed the problem, but when they tested the turbine it caught fire.
A HUGE wind turbine went up in smoke in a massive blaze seen for miles across Wearside.