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FAHM (FOD & Habitat Management) 2017

FAHM 2015 review here.

FAHM 2017 - took place on 3rd & 4th April, Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport

FAHM 2017 Main Sponsors included MOOG, Accipiter Radar and Rheinmetall Italia, with exhibitors and attendees from EASA, MOOG, Seattle Airport, Accipiter Radar, Birdstrike Management, Denver Airport, Met Office, Gatwick Airport, Navtech Radar, NATS, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Aebi Schmidt, Heathrow Airport, Schiphol Airport, FOD*BOSS, Cambridge Airport, DeTect inc, Dyer & Butler, Robin Radar, DFW Airport, TRILO, London City Airport, Dubai International Airport, Istanbul Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Swedavia Airports,SafeSkys, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Manchester Airport, Stansted Airport, DAA Dublin Airport, State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, Aveillant, Stobart Aviation, Southend Airport, Rheinmetall Italia, AIRBUS GROUP, Bird Control Group, Stratech, Hamad Doha International Airport, Trex Aviation Systems, Airsight GmbH, QinetiQ, Belfast City Airport, Xsight Systems, US Marine Corp, Georgetown University, SIB, Ecology & Habitat Management Ltd.........and more


FAHM 2017 programme:


Day 1


Welcome Introductions and overview (09.00)

  • Welcome and overview - Chairman - Richard Allen, ex Head of Airside Training & Assurance BAA, Former Chair UK Aviation Industry Skills Board, and Former Supply & Movements Officer RAF


  • Importance of safety - Vasileios Stefanioros - Airport Rulemaking Officer, EASA
  • Managing the effects of Hazards at Aerodromes - Michael Wareing - Operational Support Officer, NATS


Session 1: Managing the Habitat

  • Safety approaches to cutting grass/protecting RESA and runway infringements - Peter Van Mispelaar - World Birdstrike Association WBA
  • The importance of a Habitat Management Programme & Governance - Nigel Houlton - Manager Airside Operations, Heathrow Airport




Session 2 : Bird Hazard Management


  • Automated Avian detection Case Study - Steve Osmek - Wildlife Biologist, Seattle Tacoma International Airport
  • Wildlife & Habitat Management - Cathy Boyles - Wildlife Administator Airfield Operations, DFW Dallas Fort Worth Airport
  • Conventional approaches to BHM - Andy Baxter - Birdstrike Management




Session 3: Drones as a Aviation hazard, detection and control as an Operational tool

  • Drone Defence - The Hazard with drones & UK regulation - Fernando Lopez-Calleja,  Head of Aerodrome Licensing & Assurance, London Heathrow Airport
  • Developing & Testing the drone case study with FAA - Dan Sprinkle - Vice President Operations, Denver International Airport




  • The Growth of UAV and Development of Requirements and Approval Concepts for Drone Operations at Aerodromes - Edmond Bouchet and Florian Schmidt, Airsight GmbH



Evening Delegate Dinner - 19.30



Day 2 - 09.00

  • Welcome / Review of Day 1 - Chairman


Session 4 : Safety Leadership

  • The AIRBIRD story, Birdstrike Mitigation in Airbus - Philippe Boiteux, Business Development, AIRBUS GROUP
  • Learning from the warning signs......Managing Safety & FOD - Neil Pritchard, Head of Airside & Strategy, Heathrow Airport. Keynote speech to American Association of Airport Executives AAAE




Session 5 : Progression in FOD detection systems & regulation


  • FOD Theory to Reality - Grant Bishop, Moy Bishop & Associates
  • FOD US Military perspective - Lt. Col. G.G Berry, US Marine Corp
  • A Mathematical model to assess the cost of FOD - David A.Popko, Georgetown University
  • Trials in emerging FOD detection technology 'The Rome Case Study' - Giancarlo Elmi, Rheinmetall Italia S.p.A.





Session 6 : Airfield Safety Management

  • Combined Safety Management Case Study - Naushad Mytheen Kannu, Head of Safety, Dubai International Airport
  • The Importance of Training as part of SMS


Review, Questions & Close 15:00- 15.30



*Programme subject to change