The 2022 awards will be presented at the AAWHG forum in Adelaide, 14-15 September.
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Each forum year, the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group recognises those individuals or organisations that are implementing innovative and effective aviation wildlife management strategies through an Avisure-sponsored award.
Commendations are given to representatives from the industry for their outstanding contribution to reducing wildlife strike risk.
Individuals receiving a commendation will:
- Contribute positively to the industry in the field of wildlife risk mitigation
- Demonstrate innovation in, or a novel application of, wildlife hazard management techniques
- Promote positive stakeholder engagement
- Increase safety and environmental awareness.
The AAWHG is now calling for nominations from industry. If you wish to nominate someone for these awards, please complete the entry form below, summarising the nominee’s achievements in no more than 400 words. Please ensure your summary addresses the selection criteria listed above.
Past Award recipients
Last year was to be a forum year, so congratulations to joint 2021 winners, Darwin International Airport/IVM and Rockhampton Airport, who received their awards in a virtual presentation in February 2022.
2022 Industry Award Winners
2021 Awards and Commendations
Darwin International Airport/IVM and Rockhampton Airport
2021 Industry Award
Giles Standish: Ventia
Giles Standish received a certificate of commendation for his outstanding work in reducing wildlife strike risk at Royal Australian Air Force bases, chiefly RAAF Edinburgh, South Australia
Image: Giles Standish (l.) of Ventia being presented with his commendation by Ronel Jit, Avisure’s Regional Manager/Principal Environmental Scientist (r.)
2016 Awards and Commendations
Jackson Ring and Matthew Hill
BAC and Qantas
2016 Industry Award
(Steve Noy accepted on his behalf)
453 Squadron, East Sale
(Catriona Dowling Accepted on their behalf)
2015 Awards and Commendations
Brisbane Airport Corporation
2015 Industry Award
> Captain Kim Fabian & First Officer Fiona Overton (Jetstar)
> Captain Darren Cousins & First Officer
> Nathaniel Scholar (QantasLink)
> Karumba Airport (Carpentaria Shire Council)
> Jason Horton, Mackay Airport
> Warren Jones, Townsville Airport
2014 Awards and Commendations
2014 Industry Award
Paul was recognised for his achievements in managing the wildlife hazard management program at Cairns Airport. This airport was among the first to introduce a wildlife hazard condition report in response to the local flying fox populations who were threatened from, and were a hazard to, aircraft operations.