Adelaide ground operations by Duncan Grant

Recommended practices

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 rp@aawhg.org
The following is the suite structure for these documents and the current status of each:

Suite 0 – Terminology  and Phraseology

RP 0.0 Terminology
Status:  For Comment
Priority: High

RP 0.1 Phraseology
Status: For Comment
Priority: High

Suite 1 – Wildlife Monitoring, Identification, Analysis and Recording

RP 1.1 Wildlife Monitoring
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 1.2 Wildlife Identification
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 1.3 Wildlife Risk Assessment and Analysis
Status:  Finalised
Priority: High

RP 1.4 Database management
Status: To be developed
Priority: High

Suite 2 – Wildlife Hazard Reporting

RP 2.1 External Reporting
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 2.1.2 Wildlife Condition Reporting
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

RP 2.2 Internal Reporting
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

Suite 3 – Ground Based Mitigation

RP 3.1 Passive Management
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 3.1.1 Aerodrome Fencing Guidelines
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

RP 3.2 Active Management
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

RP 3.2.1 Firearms: General Safety
Status:  Finalised
Priority: High

RP 3.2.2 Firearms:  Effective use
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

RP 3.2.3 Lasers: General Safety
Status:  Finalised
Priority: Moderate

RP 3.2.4 Active Management: Lasers: Effective Use
Status:  Proposed
Priority: Moderate

Suite 4Aircraft Based Mitigation

RP 4.1 Wildlife Strike Minimisation
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

Suite 5Training

RP 5.1 Training and competency: Aerodrome Safety Personnel
Status: Finalised – being reviewed
Priority: High

RP 5.2 Training and competency: Flight Crew
Status: Finalised – being reviewed
Priority: High

RP 5.3  Training ground based personnel
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

RP 5.4 General public awareness
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

RP 5.5 Training and competency: Air Traffic Control
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 5.6 Training and competency: Regulator
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

PR 5.7 Wildlife handling and welfare
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

Suite 6Performance measuring, Quality Assurance, Change Management

RP 6.1 Performance measuring, Quality Assurance, Change Management
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

Suite 7 – Off airport Mitigation

RP 7.1 Off-Airport Monitoring
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 7.2 Off-airport risk assessment 
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

RP 7.3 Landfill Management
Status: Proposed
Priority: Low

RP 7.4 Flying-fox management
Status: Proposed
Priority: Moderate

Suite 8 – Engagement

RP 8.1 Wildlife Hazard Management Committee
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

RP 8.2 Stakeholder engagement/planning authority engagement 
Status: Proposed
Priority: High

Suite 9 – Investigation

RP 9.0 Significant Strike Investigation
Status: Proposed
Priority: High