“Thanks to our innovative BCMS© VENTUR solution—powered by Lenovo and NVIDIA technology—we are poised to help the aviation industry reduce the risks and costs of birdstrikes.”

Fabio Masci

CEO, The Edge Company

Enhancing the safety of air travel with AI-powered defenses against birdstrikes.

Headquartered in Rimini, Italy, The Edge Company (TEC) is a visionary startup that aims to improve lives and safety through AI. Developing solutions for high-tech industries such as aerospace, one of TEC’s main offerings is BCMS© VENTUR—a bird and drone detection system based on smart cameras and custom-developed AI algorithms.

Collisions between birds and aircraft represent a significant threat to aviation. In the most extreme cases—such as US Airways Flight 1549, captained by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in January 2009—birdstrikes can bring down commercial passenger jets. Even if a birdstrike does not compromise the safety of a flight, the damage they cause can often be significant, driving up the cost of repairs for aircraft owners and operators. These events are also extremely common; around the world, a birdstrike happens every 15 minutes, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimates that as many as 70% go unreported.

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