Airport Wildlife Management

Quick Facts

Dates: 2019
More information to come

Overview

Wildlife Management at airports is essential to maintain an adequate level of safety for aircraft operations. This course was designed in accordance to ICAO Annex 14 recommendations, using case studies of best practices from around the world, leveraging on years of practical experience from Singapore’s Aerodrome Wildlife Specialist, Mastermark.

This course provides a complete overview of the critical components involved in a Wildlife Hazard Management Program, integrating aviation knowledge and its stakeholders together with a broad understanding of wildlife and habitat management. Participants will review developments in technology, dispersal and data collection equipment and explore a broad spectrum of management strategies and methodologies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the key elements of wildlife hazard management
  • Understand the importance of wildlife hazard management at an airport
  • Understand the importance of Wildlife Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Understand the operational practices of wildlife hazard management
  • Understand the overall framework for wildlife hazard management at airports
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an airport’s wildlife hazard management team
  • Understand the regulatory and training requirements to support the Wildlife Hazard Management Program (WHMP)
  • Understand the significance of data collection requirements for wildlife hazard management
  • Understand the consequence of bird strikes, correct carcass handling procedure, and correct sampling techniques for DNA/feather analysis
  • Understand the basics to wildlife identification at airports, with a focus on birds
  • Understand both the general and species-specific behavioral patterns which wildlife may have
  • Understand the benefits of habitat management
  • Understand the different control measures, and intervention techniques adopted to mitigate risks due to wildlife hazards
  • Understand the responsibilities which stakeholders outside the airport may have with regards to wildlife hazard management in the airport
  • Able to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the airport’s WHMP
  • Understand the potential systems which may be used in airport wildlife hazard management in the future

Course Contents

  • History of bird strikes, airport wildlife hazard management, and related trends
  • Figures and cost analysis of wildlife strikes in airports
  • Role of each member of the airport wildlife team
  • Comprehensive overview of Mastermark’s wildlife framework (Aerodrome wildlife 360)
  • Detailed breakdown of the Wildlife Hazard Assessment (WHA) and Wildlife Hazard Management Program (WHMP)
  • Basic wildlife identification techniques, with a focus on bird species found in South East Asia
  • General motivations and behavior patterns of wildlife, with a focus on bird species and migratory patterns in South East Asia
  • Type of habitats within aerodromes and their potential for attracting wildlife
  • The way in which different airport types and their associated airframe and propulsion systems affect wildlife hazard management
  • Standard wildlife strike reporting protocols according to ICAO standards
  • A look into the types of data which should be collected under a Wildlife Hazard Assessment
  • Introduction to BIRD Tab as an example of a wildlife hazard management data collection system
  • Data analysis techniques applicable to wildlife hazard management data
  • Types of habitat management and how they are applied in airport wildlife hazard management
  • Types of wildlife hazard management techniques used in airports
  • List of potential stakeholders and their responsibilities with regards to airport wildlife hazard management
  • Examples of ways with which to evaluate the effectiveness of a Wildlife Hazard Management Program
  • Brief look into the potential systems which may be used in airport wildlife hazard management in the future

Who Should Attend

  • Airport Safety - Managers, Officers and staff
  • Airport Operations - Directors, Managers, Officers and staff
  • Airport Emergency - Managers, Officers and staff
  • Wildlife managers and staff
  • Civil Aviation Authority officials
  • Individuals who have interest in aviation and wildlife

Contact Us

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Asia Campus
75 Bukit Timah Road; #02-01/02 Boon Siew Building
Singapore, 229833

Training Method

  • Face-to-Face instructions in classroom
  • Supported by collaborative group work and simple case studies