AAWHG Workshop  2019
 "Working together for aviation safety"
The Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group (AAWHG) will be conducting its annual workshop in the Kingsford Smith Suite of Sydney's International Airport - Terminal 1 on 23 and 24th July 2019.  
The AAWHG Workshop aims to bring all sectors of the aviation industry together to discuss, develop and implement effective wildlife strike management measures.

Who should attend ..... all industry stakeholders including airlines, pilots, air traffic control, government agencies, airport operators, airside safety officers, or anyone else involved in management or policy issues related to the intersection of wildlife, aircraft, and airports.... in fact anyone with an interest wildlife and the Aviation industry. The AAWHG Workshop aims to bring together both government and industry to support a national approach to this important aviation safety issue.



The Australian Aviation Bird and Animal Hazard Working Group originated from a meeting between Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council (AAGSC) in May 2003. This meeting agreed that a national group was required in order to address aviation wildlife hazard safety issues. Since 2003, the group has met regularly with an expanding membership which now includes multiple aviation industry stakeholders and organisations. Since its inception in 2003, the AAWHG has aimed to promote and advance aviation wildlife hazard management. In July 2010, the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure formally recognised the AAWHG as the primary aviation wildlife hazard management reference body in Australia. The AAWHG fulfils Australia’s commitment to have a national bird strike committee as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) under Document 9137 Part 3, Bird control and reduction.