Course Detail: SAW-1001 - Airport Wildlife Operations [SAW-1001]

Overview

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

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