2018 Forum

The 2018 AAWHG Forum was held at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns on the 2nd and 3rd of August. 

Day 1

Session 1 – Australian Context

Shane Carmody – CASA – Civil Aviation Safety Authority Vision for Wildlife Hazard Management
Thomas Lenne – ATSB – Australian Aviation Wildlife Strike Statistics 2008-2017

Session 2 – Species Based Wildlife Management

Ronel Jit, Avisure – Invasion of the Corella: an Inter-industry Issue in South Australia
Lucy Friend, Cairns Airport – Airside Wildlife Rescue
Kirsten Legget, Hobart Airport – Echidna Tracking and Relocation Project – Hobart Airport

Session 3 – Training and Tools for Effective Management

Matthew Lott, Australian Museum – Prevention is Better Than Cure: Using DNA Based Tools to Manage Wildlife Airstrike Hazards
Tim Pirga, Director Mining Analysis and Improvement Project, Sodexo Australia – Lessons Learned – FIFO Aerodrome Wildlife Hazard Management
Jackson Ring, Brisbane Airport Corporation – Firearms Safety and Training

Session 4 – Safety Management

Darren Angelo, CASA – Applying SMS at Airports
Davy Semal, Manager Operations, Alice Springs Airport – SMS and Wildlife Hazard Management at Alice Springs Airport
Rebecca Davies, New Zealand Defence Force – Urban Encroachment: Off-site Bird Strike Safeguarding for RNZAF Base Auckland

Day 2

Session 1 – Wildlife Hazard Management Practices

Mike Weir, New Zealand Airport – Critically Endangered at Christchurch International Airport
Kersty Christensen, Brisbane Airport Corporation – Zoonotic Disease and Wildlife Handling

Session 2 – Wildlife Hazard Management Tools of the Trade

Charlie Johnson, Maintrac – Increasing Safety with Innovative Wildlife Control Solutions
Andrew Williams, Biodiversity Australia – Thermal Imaging: Identifying Nocturnal Wildlife Hazards
Phil Shaw, Avisure – Dispersal Tools – Stockwhips

Session 3 – Wildlife Hazard Management Tools of the Trade

Nick Bloor, IVM – IVM Airside Grass Management Program, Brisbane Airport
Guy Thomas, PGGW Turf – Flexterra Vegetation Solutions in Jet Blast Zone
Lalita Vaswani, BirdGard – StrykerAV – Airside Intelligence Management Application
Lalita Vaswani, WBA South Australia – World Birdstrike Association Conference Announcement, November 2018

Session 4 – Aviation Risk and Wildlife Hazards

David Anderson, Flight Safety Foundation – Flight Safety Foundation BARS Program and Wildlife Management

Media gallery