Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

Most wildlife aircraft strikes occur on or in the vicinity of aerodromes, and represent serious safety concerns for air operations. Therefore, as required by ICAO and EASA, aerodromes are required to establish a Wildlife Hazard Control and Management Programme and competent authorities shall establish and implement procedures for reporting and recording wildlife strikes to aircraft.

This training provides aerodrome operations Competent Authority staff with essential information about the applicable requirements related to Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction. Attendees will gain knowledge on common species causing hazards in the proximity of aerodromes. In addition, participants will learn about the latest technology, equipment, methods and techniques aimed at trying to reduce the risk of bird strikes. The training course will cover the measures which should be adopted as part of an aerodrome’s Safety Management System (SMS) whilst attempting to manage wildlife related hazards.

The course is a virtual classroom training which covers key facets of wildlife hazard control including: industry best-practices, strategies to minimise bird hazard attractants, as well as methods to identify trends and patterns and to keep record for risk management purposes.

Course Details

Duration:2 days

Course Content

Key Regulatory Documentation

  • EU Comm. Reg 139/2014
  • EASA AMC/GM Aerodromes
  • ICAO Airport Services Manual Part 3

Health & Safety

  • Risk of infection
  • Training requirements
  • Carcass disposal
  • Wildlife safeguarding

Problem Species and Identification

  • Bird identification
  • Basic identification steps
  • Examples of common species

Data Collection and Deployment

  • Wildlife strike reporting
  • Risk assessment 
  • The history of wildlife strikes

Wildlife Strike Reporting

  • Documentation process
  • Wildlife strike reporting
  • Risk Assessment

Habitat Management

  • Vegetation
  • Structures and hangars
  • Aircraft hulks

Active Wildlife Deterrence - Methods and Equipment

  • Distress calls
  • Firearms usage
  • Culling

Professional Discussion

Case Studies and Scenarios

Knowledge and Understanding Exam


Mark Turner

Mark is a professionally accredited trainer and assessor, whose entire career (spanning more than 20 years) has been dedicated to work within the airside safety and operations sector. His sector competence is maintained by continuing to work in a live airside operational environment. Possessing both frontline and management experience, gained from working at airports of various scales (regional to international hub) around the world, Mark is able to enhance the learning experience by sharing industry good practices. For more than 10 years he has been contracted by Heathrow Airport Ltd not only to train and assess staff, successfully delivering the UK's first accredited aviation apprenticeships in the airside safety and operations sector, but also to support senior management within the Airfield Operations Department.

Mark has attended the UK Bird Strike Committee (BSC), is an Associate Member of both the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) and the UK Society for Education and Training (ASET) and sits on the UK Aviation Industry Skills Board’s (AISB’s) People 1st Airport Special Interest Group (SIG).

Target Group

  • Aerodrome operations operatives and management
  • Aerodrome planning and development staff
  • Airport engineers and maintenance staff, including management and
  • ATC staff, including management
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff
  • Aerodrome inspectors and regulators
  • Public authorities involved in airport operations

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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