A sneak peek at the ICAO/ACI Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium


The joint International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) / Airports Council International (ACI) Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium (WSHRS2017) will take place from 16 – 18 May at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. It aims to increase the international awareness of the wildlife strike threat to aircraft operational safety; building an international community to exchange ideas, experiences and cooperative efforts to better manage wildlife strike hazards on and in the vicinity of airports; and advancing new technologies and formulating effective strategies in preventing and mitigating the risk of wildlife strikes to aircraft. The event will also be an opportunity for networking, collaboration and coordination between States, industry and other stakeholders.

Sneak peek at the wildlife strike reporting tools that will be presented at WSHRS2017:

As a solution offered to make wildlife strike reporting much quicker, more efficient, and to reduce the element of human error that often comes with manipulating data, three wildlife strike reporting tools will be introduced and explained at the Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium.

Catered to take into account and to serve the current reality of strike reporting for various States, the tools will:

  • Allow for the electronic filing of wildlife strike incidents for States that do not use ECCAIRS and do not have their own databases, eliminating the current need for manual entry of reported data which potentially introduces human error;
  • Demonstrate how ECCAIRS is an effective method for reporting bird strikes, in addition to all incidents and accidents; and
  • For States with existing large non-ECCAIRS databases, create a customized bridge between ECCAIRS and these databases, allowing States to continue using their database while simultaneously creating access to the larger ECCAIRS system for more efficient reporting.