BML deliver our standard services across the globe and are often asked to develop and combine these into short or long term projects targeting risk reduction. A few examples are provided below;
AIRLINE SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Since our inception we have been one of the few wildlife hazard management teams to work directly with airlines. Evaluating network risk from an airline perspective has required a substantially different approach often including engagement with NAA's, development of identification processes and station risk review procedures. Despite having one of the largest growing fleets, costs from wildlife strikes reduced by over 50% when working with Wizz Air over the past 5 years.
REGULATION, GUIDANCE AND INSURANCE
BML undertake ongoing projects within the industry to help regulators deliver better guidance and standards. We worked closely with our own UK CAA to update CAP 772 guidance, assisted ICAO by sitting on their Expert Working Group directly contributing to the delivery of new guidance chapters for the Airport Wildlife Control Manual (doc 9137) and are currently assisting EASA with a combined airline, airport, regulator and insurance initiative to help assure the deliver of risk management standards across Europe.
ISTANBUL NEW AIRPORT
There have been and are some incredible airport infrastructure developments around the world. BML were awarded a major contract to help develop the Wildlife Hazard Management processes and procedures for the Istanbul New Airport (INA). The project included a host of wildlife hazard management reviews, specifications, training, risk modelling, radar reviews and support projects leading to the delivery of a full process for risk reduction within their Wildlife Hazard Plan (WHMP).
BML have provided the independent assessments and reviews used to enable major airport developers to understand their obligations to wildlife control and to link these through biodiversity gains where practicable. We are brought in by hundreds of small developers each year and are used for large scale projects including; Heathrow T2, Istanbul terminal, Birmingham HS2, Heathrow R3, Gatwick R2 and Dublin masterplanning. Most recently we are currently advising on proposals for a new airport development in Portugal.
4th LONDON AIRPORT
Some time ago, BML were invited to assist with the review for a 4th London airport at the UK Houses of Parliament.
Our previous time with the UK Government's Central Science Laboratory (now the Food and Environment Research Agency in Defra), has embedded our approach to delivering results regardless of the customer. Whilst not a large project for our team, BML were the birdstrike experts invited to attend alongside developers, conservation organisations and the government to help in their decision making process.
TRAINING AND COMPETENCY
BML staff developed the program of training used as a basis for many regulators around the world. Assuring the quality of that training required accreditation that was simply not available directly from many National Aviation Authorities. in 2017, BML therefore engaged with several quality assurance programs before selecting City and Guilds to provide independent oversight and accreditation of our delivery. Our courses all now meet the required standard and provide airports with the reassurance that what has always been a quality training product is now fully accredited.