Growing population and economic relationships often make the boundaries of urban areas and wildlife intersecting. Sometimes components of the wildlife come close to urban areas to provide their needs such as water, food, shelter and security. While economic activities threaten the fragile wildlife balance, wildlife hazards also cause serious economic damages.
Wildlife hazard management in aviation sector is an essential section of safety management. Wildlife strikes, especially bird strikes, cause millions of dollars in losses to airlines and airports each year due to serious malfunctions in aircrafts and delays or cancellations of flights. According to bird strike reports, most accidents occur below 100ft/30m in the vicinity of an airport. Haritaevi provides its database with the necessary information for biodiversity management and wildlife management, both to protect the ecological balance and to mitigate wildlife hazards such as bird strikes.
Haritaevi considers how wildlife hazards can be mitigated and safety can succeeded by obtaining biodiversity and wildlife management data in accordance with ICAO Annex 14 and EASA Safety Information Bulletins requirements. Thanks to the biodiversity and wildlife data, aviators can monitor biodiversity easily, manage the data, add their local information, and make wildlife risk assessments. Thus, airport SMS officers can plan wildlife management more efficiently.
Haritaevi presents biodiversity and wildlife data to its users with much content. As examples:
Important Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Knowledge of Important Biodiversity Areas makes it possible to measure wildlife population, distribution and density around an airport in order to plan wildlife management effectively. Furthermore, Haritaevi supplies the characteristics of wild species around airports and locations that are attractive to these species helping to mitigate wildlife hazards.
Bird Migration Routes and Timing
Most of the accidents that result in financial loss in wildlife is caused by migratory birds. Hence, the knowledge of bird migration routes and timing facilitates bird control activities. Safety officers can mitigate bird strike hazards if they are informed in the right moment. Therefore, bird management around an airport can be carried out more effectively with the knowledge of bird migration routes and timing.
Solid Waste Storage Facilities
ICAO Annex 14 and EASA Safety Information Bulletins prescribe there must not be any solid waste storage facilities within 13 kilometers of an airport. The most important reason is that solid waste areas are a center of attraction for birds. Unfortunately, sometimes solid waste storage facilities are near to the airport due to poor coordination of stakeholders. Therefore, data from solid waste landfills is important information to assess bird strike risks.
Today, the digitalization of airports is a significant agenda on Aviation authorities. Haritaevi has noteworthy solutions to the digitalization of safety managements. Digitalization of wildlife management provides safer airports with less effort. We can provide many specific data to you for wildlife hazards management in digital format and allow you manage via software. We can customize the software and data along with airport specifications and requirements of authorities.