Bird Management at the Airport – Essentials Overview for Airlines Safety & Quality Staff – 1 Day

Introduction 

The expectation that aerodrome operators alone can effectively reduce the birdstrike issue is not realistic.

More inclusive and integrated industry approach to strike management is the best approach.

More and more operators are looking at the birdstrike issue more critically and developed airline based birdstrike management plans.

For airlines, it is difficult to estimate the costs associated with birdstrike. Many airlines do not accurately assess the inclusive costs of birdstrike.

At the recent WBA (IBSC) meeting Norway, a low-cost European carrier reported average strike costs (direct and indirect) to their operation of €150000 for damaging strikes and €15000 for non-damaging strikes.

They implemented an SMS based company strike management policy comprising collaboration with airport authorities, compliance audits and simple alterations to flight procedures and reporting. In the first year of the program, they reduced birdstrikes by 20%, damaging birdstrikes by 10% and logged a 40% reduction in strike related delay.

In general wildlife hazard management plan aim to provide users with context, knowledge and procedures on how to mitigate the birdstrike risk. Airline-based management plans should do the same.

The plan should include some key elements as:
- Define roles, responsibilities & the legal framework
- Review the history & current status of bird strike (including the financial and costs of birdstrike.
- Define the birdstrike risk management priorities by wildlife species, airports and aircraft type.
- Define the factors that affect the probability and consequence of birdstrike for the airlines operation.

This course is designate to provide airlines managers with the basic knowledge about standards and best practices for an effective control of birds in order to establish company policy comprising collaboration with airport authorities, compliance audits and reporting.

Who is the course for?

This course is designate to provide airlines managers with the basic knowledge about standards and best practices for an effective control of birds in order to establish company policy comprising collaboration with airport authorities, compliance audits and reporting.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

This course is designed to provide Managers with the basic knowledge about presence and control of birds in and around airports , associated risks , standards and best practices.
The objective of wildlife strike risk management is to implement a wildlife strike management policy and action those measures necessary to reduce the wildlife strike risk to the lowest practicable level.
An essential element then of benefiting from this training is to focus on the issues, how they relate in our work place, and what we need to do to address them.

How to identify areas which need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure our trainings deliver in all relevant areas.

Why should I choose SAS for this training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers. Please visit our download area as an example of how we engage with our customer.

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What Makes SAS Bird Management at the Airport – Essentials Overview for Airlines Safety & Quality Staff – 1 Day Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimisation of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiencies and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

1. Intro
2. Abbreviations & Terms
3. Bird Management at the airport
- Why Birds Like Airports
- General
- Birds and the law
4. Aerodrome Ecology
5. Bird dispersal
6. Passive Management
- Defining Roles & Responsibilities
- Involving Stakeholders
- Communicating Risks
7. Active Management
- Assess the Risk
- Monitoring & Data Collection
- Airport safeguarding
- Off-airfield monitoring
8. The Bird Control Log
9. Birdstrike Remains Identification
10. Equipment
11. Bird Behavior Modification
12. Habitat Management
13. Reporting of Bird Strikes
14. International minimum best practice standards
15. Training
16. Operations

Target groups 

The course is intended for airline Safety & Quality Assurance staff who currently have limited or no knowledge of the subject and who will either be employed on Bird management duties or who may have to supervise Bird control specialists in their current/future role.

Pre-requisites 

A background in an aviation environment.

There are no prerequisites for this course however, a basic knowledge of EASA Aviation Regulations and Regulatory Environment will be an advantage.

This Training is suitable for airlines Safety & Quality Assurance Staff who need to have a comprehensive understanding of your birdstrike situation when performing the audits and risk assessment.

Learning Objectives 

Participants to be able to implement a Bird strike management policy, action, and necessary measures to reduce the Bird strike risk to the lowest practicable level.

To analyse of bird data in respect of bird strikes and observations and monitoring of bird/wildlife activities in and around Airport.

To reveal trends that will assist airport authorities to recognize areas of concern, which should be addressed through a well-managed Bird control programme.

Course presents several habitat management practices can make an airport less attractive to birds.

To create check list for Gap analyses.

To perform an effective Birdstrike management audits of the airport operators.

Duration 

1 day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.
To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806



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