Aircraft inspections are an FAA requirement, and are the responsibility of every person who owns or operates aircraft. These inspections preserve the safety of passengers and air and ground crews, lengthen aircraft life, and keep repair costs down.
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Foreign object debris
When material left in traffic areas puts individuals and equipment at risk, it becomes something called foreign object debris, or FOD. Removing this debris is necessary to protect personnel and equipment, but this type of hazard needs to be able to be identified and detected properly before complete removal can occur.