CAP 772 – Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes

Bird strikes are a cause of damage to aircraft and have the potential to cause an accident. The risk of a birdstrike can however be minimised through the application of appropriate and effective bird control measures adopted by aerodrome operators, working in conjunction with other organisations and specialists.

CAP 772 provides guidance to assist aerodrome operators in establishing and maintaining an effective Bird Control Management Plan (BCMP), including the measures necessary to assess the birdstrike risk at the aerodrome, and the identification of appropriate action to minimise that risk.
The management of the risk of birdstrikes defined in an aerodrome BCMP should be an integral part of that aerodrome’s safety management culture and its Safety Management System (SMS). 

Wildlife hazard management plans

Principles and objectives

The reduction of birdstrike can be split into three areas:

 identify hazards

 evaluate management options

 develop strategies to manage risk.

Strategies should focus on deterring birds from flying in the same airspace as aircraft on

and in the near vicinity of the aerodrome, and primary control options include:

 aerodrome habitat management

 active control procedures

 safeguarding


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