Course Detail: SAW-1000 - Airport Wildlife Management (ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS)

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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.

Who Should Attend

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  • 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
  • Learning Objectives

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

    • Understand the key elements of wildlife and habitat management in the context of aviation
    • Understand the possible variations in wildlife species and behaviours within and around the aerodrome
    • Understand the different control measures, and intervention techniques adopted to mitigate risks due to wildlife hazards
    • Understand how to plan, execute and evaluate a Wildlife Hazard Management Programme specific to an airport's situation

    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

    See full course agenda.

    ICAO Reference Material  

    • Airport Services Manual - Part III - Wildlife Hazard Management (Doc 9137P3)
    • Annex 14 - Aerodromes - Volume I - Aerodromes Design and Operations
    • Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) - Aerodromes (Doc 9981)
    • Safety Management Manual (Doc 9859)
    • Airport Planning Manual - Part II - Land Use and Environmental Management (Doc 9184 - Part 2)

    Course Information

    Printed certificates are emailed upon completion of the course.

    For payment by bank transfer, please contact

     Session Information: W1124-SAW1000-F1

    Schedule: In-person classes meet at the ERAU Asia Campus from 0900 to 1700 Singapore time (UTC +8) on 25, 26 and 27 Nov.
    Times: 09:00am-05:00pm EST

    Additional Information

    Making Payments:
    While a credit card is the preferred payment method, payment by invoice can also be requested. Please 
    email us to request an invoice.

    Registration and Course Fees:
    Full payment is required at the time of registration to secure your seat in an ERAU Professional Education & Training course.

    Changes to Your Enrollment:
    We understand that plans can change! If you need to withdraw from a course, you'll receive a full refund (100%) as long as you notify us at least ten (10) working days before the start of the course. Requests to withdraw made after this deadline are not eligible for any refund; however, a one-time transfer to the next session may be possible. Requests to withdraw should be sent by 

    Class Cancellations:
    In the rare case that a course has low enrollment and needs to be canceled, we'll do our best to let you know as soon as possible. If this happens, you'll receive a full refund (100%) or can transfer to the next session or similar course.

    Facility Detail

    ERAU Asia Campus & Training Center
    70 Seletar Aerospace View
    Seletar Aerospace Park, - 797564