Asheville Regional Airport to host free
event on June 13
RALEIGH – While their
presence may be welcome elsewhere, wildlife can wreak havoc at an airport. Birds
and other animals can damage planes on the ground or cause accidents by flying
into the engines or roaming on airport grounds.
increase awareness of these concerns and to improve safety for all, the N.C.
Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation will offer a free training
session for airport operations personnel at the Asheville Regional Airport
Maintenance Building (61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1 in Fletcher) on Wednesday,
June 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The session is co-sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Wildlife
the safety of air travelers and aviation personnel is at the core of our
mission,” said NCDOT Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls. “This free
training will give our airports the tools to make their facilities as safe as
training session will include helpful information on the following:
- General overview of wildlife hazards to aviation;
- Review of the Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Wildlife
Hazard Management Plan process;
- Rules, regulations, legal reminders, wildlife permits;
- Wildlife attractants and habitat management;
- Integrated management of wildlife hazards; and
- Safety issues with equipment and procedures.
more information on registration, contact Jennifer Fuller, NCDOT Airport
Project Manager, at (919) 840-0112 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.