There have been a couple of articles recently released which may be of interest;
The Civil Aviation Safety Authorities latest edition of Flight Safety has published an article on the impact insects can have on aviation - The article can be found here
A Bloomberg article on bird population and how the FAA are considering whether improvements need to be made to the strength of the aircraft to combat the increasing bird numbers - The article can be found here
The annual AAWHG Forum is now scheduled for Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of November at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
If you are involved in Bird or Animal Wildlife Hazard Management and would like to consider being a speaker at the forum, or know someone that may, please feel free to contact us as soon as possible
The North American Bird Strike Committee will be holding it's next conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The dates for the conference are 15-17 September 2015, more details can be found on their website by following the link.
CASA have released a new airworthiness bulletin on Wasp Nest Infestation, further information and a copy of AWB-02-052 can be found in the Government & Air Traffic Management News page.
The ATSB have released a report on Australian aviation wildlife strike statistics 2004-2013, this can be found in the aviation section of the ATSB website or click on the link below;
The revised meeting dates for 2015 are:
Two Recommended Practice documents have just been finalised.
For further information, please click on our Recommended Practices page.
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 email@example.com
Avisure are currently researching wildlife strike costs in commercial aviation and need your support. For more information, please view our Science and Research news page.
Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at this years forum. Thanks also for the feedback provided through the survey.
If you want have any questions or would like to leave feedback regarding your forum experience, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Museum, together with AusALPA and Avisure have produced an educational video titled "Wildlife Strike" which was presented at the 2014 AAWHG forum. Please refer to our General Media page for more information.
Each year, the AAWHG presents an annual 'AAWHG Industry Award' which is kindly sponsored by Avisure. This award recognises the achievements and efforts by an individual or organisation in the realm of Australian aviation wildlife hazard management.
The AAWHG Executive would like to congratulate Paul Lamont from Cairns Airport who is this years winner.
For more information, please view our AAWHG Industry Award page.
The AAWHG has joined twitter. You can find us via our profile name: aawhg@aawhg. Our account will keep AAWHG members and the general community up to date with website updates, our activities and other interesting information related to aviation wildlife hazard management.
We encourage both organisations' and individuals to start following our Twitter profile. For more information, please log on to https://twitter.com/aawhg
The ATSB Accident & Incident Notification Form now includes bird/animal strike fields. This information is essential to help better understand the issues with bird and animal hazards.
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 AAWHG together with the Australian Airports Association and Avisure have updated the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan template. (838 kb)
The Bird Risk Assessment Model for Airports and Aerodromes has now been finalised and is available for use.
The National Airport Safeguarding Framework, has been published and includes land use guidelines for Managing the risk of wildlife strikes in the vicinity of airports.
More information is available on the government news page.
The National Wildlife Calender is currently being updated.
If you would like to see your own wildlife meetings reflected on the calendar, please send an email containing date(s), time, the location and your contact details to email@example.com