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Cork Airport First to Have ICAO Wildlife Operators

Cork Airport First to Have ICAO Wildlife Operators

In 2015, Kieran O’Regan, a Station Officer within the Airport Police at Cork Airport, took on a Dublin International Aviation Training Academy project to draft a new worldwide document for the International Civil Aviation Organisation in relation to the training of Wildlife Control Operators under the leadership of Eoin Ryan, DIATA Vice President.

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).

Last week saw the first ICAO-qualified Wildlife Operators in the world stationed at Cork Airport. It is expected that the course will be rolled out to other airports worldwide soon.

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.”

To mark this special occasion and proud achievement, Kevin O’Driscoll, Senior Vice President, DIATA, and Eoin Ryan, Vice President, DIATA, were in Cork to present the certificates to the newly certified APFS Wildlife Control Operators.

Above are (Back Row): Kieran O’Regan, Michael Mehigan, Pat Collins, Pat Kelly, Kevin O’Driscoll, (Senior Vice President, DIATA), and Eoin Ryan, (Vice President, DIATA)

 

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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