The Wildlife Hazard Management Module provides an intuitive interface for the efficient documentation, dissemination, storage, and archiving of wildlife reports. Through integration with the FAA Wildlife Strike Database, the Module allows airports to automatically disseminate relevant wildlife strike data to the FAA. The Module’s advanced data analytics provides airports with increased insight on wildlife activity. Airports can view historical data for trend analysis and customize their dashboards to visualize and export any pertinent wildlife data in various formats.
- Capture and track wildlife sightings and harassment techniques on the field with a mobile responsive and friendly platform
- Track historical wildlife sightings and conduct trend analysis through powerful, custom analytics
- Document all wildlife activity with customized reporting templates for comprehensive record keeping
- Retrieve wildlife data quickly with advanced search and extensive reporting capabilities
- Disseminate wildlife strike data to the FAA automatically with FAA Wildlife Strike Database Integration
- Automation of proactive and reactive Wildlife Hazard Management Forms
- Ability to capture and attach images to wildlife records
- Temporary access for relevant authorities, such as the FAA, or third-party stakeholders, such as the Smithsonian
- Automatic email notification feature for dissemination of wildlife incident alerts to appropriate stakeholders
As wildlife sightings and strikes increase, wildlife pose a significant threat to airport operations. One of the most common wildlife hazards includes bird strikes, which is defined by the ICAO as a collision between a bird and an aircraft during landing or take off. Strikes can occur with other wildlife as well, such as bats and ground animals. The FAA has outlined strategies for wildlife hazard management to mitigate risks that wildlife pose and increase operational safety. A fundamental aspect of wildlife hazard management is record keeping. Airports must document all wildlife activity and utilize that data to identify specific trends and implement effective mitigation strategies. While reporting strike data to the FAA is voluntary, airports have been submitting strike reports to support the FAA's research efforts in wildlife risk mitigation. A number of methods exist for documentation and record keeping, such as a manual paper process or using computer programs such as Excel. However, airports can save time and effort by utilizing a comprehensive software solution for wildlife hazard management to automate the reporting process and easily capture wildlife activity. Advanced wildlife management software can provide airports with trend analysis and facilitate easy submission of wildlife data to the FAA for increased transparency.