Airport Managers

Pre-requisites

  • This course is intended for personnel with a working knowledge of the aviation industry and wildlife strikes.

What we offer

The purpose of this course is to inform participants on the most efficient and safe ways to comply with ICAO SARPS concerning airport wildlife management in order to reduce the number and severity of wildlife strikes at International airports.

The International Airport Wildlife Management Training for Airport Managers is a comprehensive two-day course that addresses the issues set forth in the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices. Wildlife strikes are an international aviation safety issue. Many countries have standards, recommendations and even regulations with regards to wildlife management at airports in order to control the number of wildlife strikes and ensure passenger safety. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has a set of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) on airport wildlife control that became effective November 27, 2003. The 191 member states of ICAO are required to follow these standards, which address assessing the risk posed by birds, discouraging the presence of birds at airports and eliminating or preventing bird attractants on airports. The International Bird Strike Committee (IBSC) has developed a Recommended Practices guide of Standards for Aerodrome Bird/Wildlife Control to complement the ICAO requirements.

Learning outcomes:

  • Why do we need wildlife control at airports?
  • History costs (direct vs. indirect)
  • Types of damage
  • Importance of wildlife control (liability, safety, compliance with regulations)
  • Canadian laws:
    • Regulations
    • Standards

Players in the wildlife control game:

  • Airport managers

Officials responsible for the surrounding area (zoning):

  • Airport planners
  • Airport engineers
  • Wildlife control personnel
  • Problematic species
  • Main culprits in North America
  • Bird and mammal ecology and biology
  • Identification
  • Interpreting and assessing animal behavior
  • Types of control
  • Passive control: habitat management
  • Active control: removal, dispersal, exclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Safe use of equipment (firearms, pyrotechnics, etc.)
  • Zoonoses (precautions to take)
  • Animal handling techniques
  • Wildlife management plan (WMP)
  • Why have a WMP?
  • What should be included?
  • What should be evaluated?
  • Hands-on with active wildlife control techniques
  • Dispersal
  • Exclusion
  • Removal
  • In-depth wildlife management discussions
  • Interpreting and assessing animal behavior
  • Application of wildlife management strategies
  • Case study workshops

Certificate

All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop.

Course duration

2 days

Course hours 

8 hours per day, the course will involve classroom lectures and discussions.

Class size

A minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10.

Fee

Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved. The price includes all participant materials, pre and posts activities, assessments and workshop refreshments. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch.

Scheduled dates

Please inquire for course availability. 

Price

$752.22 plus HST

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