Airport Wildlife Operations

Quick Facts

Dates: May 16-17, 2019
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Partner: ICAO Asia & Pacific Office

Dates: May 23-24, 2019
Location: Singapore
Partner: Airbus Asia Training Centre


This course provides Airport Wildlife Operators with an understanding of Wildlife Hazard Management Strategies and how effective tools and techniques can be practical and implementable. The course includes hands-on using currently deployed systems in airports. The latest technologies will be covered.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will:

  • Understand the history of bird strikes and the associated wildlife hazard management at airports
  • Understand the importance of wildlife hazard management at airports
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an airport’s wildlife hazard management team
  • Understand the overall framework for wildlife hazard management at airports
  • 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
  • Be able to identify the varied attractants which can be found at an aerodrome
  • Be able to act in accordance with general protocols used in bird strike reporting (ICAO standards & requirements)
  • Be able to adopt data collection methods and protocols for wildlife within airports
  • Be able to apply operational techniques for dealing with wildlife within airports
  • 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
  • Role of each member of the airport wildlife team
  • Overview of Mastermark’s wildlife framework (Aerodrome wildlife 360)
  • Brief 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
  • Standard wildlife strike reporting protocols according to ICAO standards
  • Guidelines for how data should be collected under a Wildlife Hazard Assessment
  • Introduction to BIRD Tab as an example of a wildlife hazard management data collection system
  • In-depth look into the types of wildlife hazard management techniques used in airports
  • Brief look into the potential systems which may be used in airport wildlife hazard management in the future

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
  • Hands on with dispersal tools and data collection tools
  • Scenario based learning in an operational airport
  • Evaluation by examination