Cork Airport qualify as ICAO Wildlife Control Operators

Date Published : July 9th, 2016    Published By : admin

A new worldwide document for the International Civil Aviation Organisation regarding the training of Wildlife Control Operators was undertaken by Cork Airport Station Officer Kieran Ryan.

During the Summer 2015 Kieran O’Regan a Station Officer within the Airport Police took on a Dublin International Aviation Training Academy (DIATA) project to draft a new worldwide document for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regarding the training of Wildlife Control Operators under the leadership of Eoin Ryan.

Cork Airport Group

As part of the validation process by ICAO, a course was delivered to members of the Airport Police Fire Service by Airport Fire Officer Kevin Dunne (ICAO Instructor) and Kieran O’Regan (ICAO Subject Matter Expert)

History was made this week in that Cork Airport has the first ICAO qualified Wildlife Operators in the World! The course is due to be rolled out to other airports worldwide shortly.

Speaking at the presentation, AFO Kevin Dunne said ‘We are very proud to have had the opportunity to be associated with this ICAO course and the manner in which our members have embraced the chance to enhance their expertise and knowledge in this area, which is a core function of the Fire Service here at Cork Airport’

Cork Airport Group 2 In

To mark this very special occasion and proud achievement, Kevin O’Driscoll, Senior Vice President (DIATA) and Eoin Ryan, Vice President of DIATA attended Cork to present the certificates to the newly certified APFS Wildlife Control Operators

 

 

Photos: (Courtesy Cork Airport Police/Fire Service)

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