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Resources

Species information

  • Managing bird strike risk—species information sheets A useful guide for airport operators and pilots developed by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) and Avisure, with the support of the AAWHG, using data from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
  • Flying fox information (Australian Pteropus species)—useful information on the location, habitat, diet, behaviour and lifespan of this species, produced by the Australian Museum.

Wildlife hazard management plans

  • The AAWHG, together with the Australian Airports Association and Avisure, have updated the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan template.  (838 kb)
    This template is a useful resource for airports wishing to develop or update a wildlife hazard management plan. You can easily remove non-relevant sections and tailor the content to suit your airport’s size and complexity.
    The template contains detailed instructions on how to use it, but if you have any further questions, please contact info@aawhg.org.
  • Wildlife hazard management at aerodromes/CASA advisory circular (AC) 139-26(0)
    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with the support of the AAWHG, has published its first Advisory Circular on Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes.   
    The AC provides information for aerodrome operators on monitoring, managing and reporting their wildlife hazards according to applicable regulations and standards.

The AAWHG, together with industry, are developing Recommended Practices (RP) for aviation Wildlife hazard Management.  The development of these RP documents allows the aviation industry to:

  • Utilise the most suitable elements that are available from worldwide practice;
  • Capture the unique experiences and knowledge available from our industry; and
  • Tailor our practices to meet the conditions that are unique to Australia. 

Four practice documents have now been finalised with more under draft. Please click on the links below to access these documents.  Additional RP documents will continue to be developed over the coming year.  If you wish to provide feedback on any draft or finalised document, or would like to assist in developing an RP for your interest area, please email us via info@aawhg.org