The presence of wild animals is a common problem for airport operators worldwide. Every year there are countless collisions between aircraft and wildlife. This is not only a serious threat to the animal itself, but also to the passengers inside the affected aircraft. The threat emanates both on the ground, in the form of rabbits and foxes, and in the air, from birds. Effective Wildlife Hazard Management is therefore an important element of planning, to ensure smooth airport operations and passenger safety. The Training Centre of Ljubljana airport offers a training course entitled "Wildlife Hazard Management (WHM)'', which has both a theoretical and a practical part. The students’ knowledge will be verified by a test at the end of the course.
What will the participants learn?
This course will be designed on a legal basis and will meet EASA, ICAO, ACI and IBSC standards. The participants will learn to recognize problematic areas inside and outside the airport, organize bird controls with the point/stop method, know the first steps for dealing with local hazard problems, understand the interaction between the airport and wildlife, and increase the level of flight safety, step by step.
Who should attend?
This course is beneficial to the wildlife officers.
Course participants must:
- be proficient in English or German;
- have basic knowledge about flora and fauna;
- be acquainted with basic ICAO, EASA and ACI standards.