Wildlife Hazard Assessment, Wildlife Management Plan and on the ground Wildlife Management.

In 2010 Avisure facilitated an audit of the RAAF Edinburgh wildlife management program, including a risk assessment. Following on from this audit an Avisure Wildlife Management Officer has been dedicated to the daily assessment and management of their wildlife strike risks since. Key to the success has been the implementation of an aircraft and wildlife separation model. Key project elements include:

  • Daily wildlife hazard dispersal – observer-based separation
  • Fortnightly on- and off-airport standardised surveys
  • Monthly reporting to highlight project success, current risks, and management recommendations
  • Regular risk assessments
  • Technical input into the RAAF EDN bird strike management committee
  • Technical input into on-base vegetation management to limit wildlife attraction
  • Technical input into the management of off-base land uses that attract wildlife into RAAF EDN airspace
  • Distribution of Bird Hazard Notifications in response to acute wildlife risks
  • Identification of management gaps and implementation of addition programs
  • Technical review of RAAF EDN documentation relating to wildlife hazard management (i.e. Standard Operating Procedures, Standing Instructions etc)