A total of 65 participants from 15 States took part in the ICAO Wildlife Hazard Management Seminar, organised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in association with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The seminar was held at SAA from 14 to 16 May 2014 and the objective of the seminar was to update the knowledge and capability of regulators, aerodrome operators and air operators involved in wildlife hazard management at airports.
The seminar commenced with Mr Alan Foo, Director (Aerodrome & ANS Regulation)/ Director (Safety Policy and Licensing), CAAS, delivering the welcome address and Mr N. C. Sekhar, Regional Officer, Aerodrome and Ground Aids, ICAO, delivering the opening remarks. Mr Maverick Douglas, Airport Certification Safety Inspector, FAA, was the lead speaker of the seminar. He was supported by Mr John Weller, National Wildlife Biologist, FAA, who delivered his presentations via video conferencing. In addition, nine other speakers from 7 States shared their insights and experience on wildlife hazard challenges and issues, wildlife hazard management strategies and practices at airports and future applications of wildlife hazard management in aviation.
As a part of the seminar, participants also got to enjoy a site visit to Singapore’s Changi Airport Airside which allows them to view and experience first-hand on the latest wildlife prevention measures that are being carried out at Changi Airport.