Course Detail: SAW-1000 - Airport Wildlife Management [SAW-1000]

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Wildlife Management at airports is essential to maintain an adequate level of safety for aircraft operations. This course was designed in accordance to recommendations from ICAO Annex 14 and Part 3 of Document 9137, 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

Available Sessions