Wildlife Hazard Management in Aviation
1-day course | Virtual & In-company training
- Examine the requirements of wildlife hazard management
- Identify and discuss wildlife risks that can impact aerodromes
- Master how to implement an effective wildlife hazard management plan
What is a Wildlife Hazard Management in Aviation?
Wildlife management in aviation refers to the systematic and proactive measures taken to mitigate the potential hazards posed by wildlife to aircraft operations at airports and in the airspace. Wildlife management includes a range of strategies such as habitat modification, wildlife deterrence, monitoring, and when necessary, controls to minimise the risk of wildlife collisions with aircraft, commonly referred to as bird strikes. These efforts aim to enhance aviation safety by reducing the probability of bird strikes and other wildlife-related incidents, which can lead to damage to aircraft, pose risks to passengers and crew, and incur significant economic and operational costs for the aviation industry.
This course is based on the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) documentation and requirements, and benefits from being delivered by experienced Inspectors from the UK CAA. The course is designed to be fully interactive, with group exercises and open discussion.
This course is suitable for State Oversight Bodies, Senior Managers at aerodromes, or those seeking to hold such a post. It is also relevant to Managers of Wildlife Management organisations. Regulatory personnel involved in inspection of Aerodromes may also find this course beneficial.
This training course will include the following topics:
- Wildlife Hazard Management background, history, and significant events
- Regulatory references (ICAO Annexes, Docs, Manuals)
- Stakeholders and their responsibilities
- WHM Programmes and Management Plans
- Compliance Monitoring, Oversight and Evaluation
- WHM Risk Assessment and SMS principles
- Reporting, data, metrics, and trend analysis.
By the end of this course, delegates will have gained a greater understanding of the requirements of Wildlife Hazard Management, in particular the obligations required by National Aerodrome Authorities, and through interactive group discussions and group exercises be able to:
- Understand the requirements of Wildlife Hazard Management, in particular the obligations required by National Aerodrome Authorities
- Identify and discuss wildlife risks that impact on aerodromes and review options from a regulator’s perspective
- Examine broader issues surrounding bird strikes and discuss your local situations, hazards, limitations and consider how these might be addressed
- Discuss the impacts arising as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delegates should be familiar with the operational requirements and issues relevant to Wildlife Hazard Management.
Meet your Instructors
Steve is an Aerodrome Inspector in the UK CAA. He is part of a team that specialise in oversight of Aerodrome Operations including RFFS and Wildlife control.
Steve has over 35 years industry experience in both Aerodrome Operations and Ramp Safety and is a qualified trainer, Assessor and Verifier
Andy currently holds the position of aerodrome inspector for the UK CAA and has nearly 50 years’ experience in the aviation industry. He has been with the UK CAA since 2009 as an aerodrome inspector he undertake auditing aerodromes, both in the UK and overseas.
Prior to joining the UK CAA, Andy had been working as a Senior Airport Fire Officer (SAFO) and Emergency Planner for a UK aerodrome. Included within his SAFO role were various airside operations roles, to include habitat management.
Andy has served at two UK aerodromes prior to that he was employed by the military.
This course can only be attended virtually online. At present, this course is not delivered in-person at one of our training venues.
- Instructor-Led Virtual Course: Enjoy the flexibility of attending this training remotely from your home or office with our live virtual course. Engage in interactive learning from anywhere in the world.
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