Our sweeping equipment is uniquely designed and uses exclusive patented technology to ensure Foreign Object Debris is collected and safely retained at all times 


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See how the FOD*BOSS achieves its unrivalled FOD pick up and removal here.  With a sweeping speed of up to 40 mph (65 kph), nothing sweeps safer, better faster than a FOD*BOSS


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"I have used the FOD*BOSS product when I was in the F-14 community and it saved millions of dollars in FOD damaged engines. Once we received the FOD*BOSS, we did not have another damaged engine. So with that, I say thank you!"
"The 7th Bomb Wing is in a constant battle to eliminate foreign object debris from the flight line, and is winning, with more than 1500 consecutive days of FOD-free incidents. This is a very significant milestone. Things we do to minimize FOD ... [include] using the FOD*BOSS ... Dyess hasn't had a major FOD incident since 2009, where FOD repairs reached over $1 million."
MSgt, USAF Dyess AFB
"We here at Balad AB Iraq use The FOD*BOSS meticulously. We log over 40 miles a day on average within a 24 hour period. Our lack of F.O.D. incidents are directly correlated to the use of your product, The FODBOSS."
TSgt, USAF Reserve
"Our first FODBOSS unit ... acquired between 8,000-8,500 miles of usage picking up an estimated 32,000 lbs. of debris (Potential FOD) ... based on 800 + days of usage. Today, we still believe in the FOD Boss and continue to use daily."
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AirTran Airways, USA
"We received our FODBOSSes here at Langley on 20 Oct 06. We have put the Triplex in work as of this Monday 30 Oct 06….Works great, just as expected. We are utilizing it on our ALFA taxiway as well as EORs. FOD prevention at a premium thanks to the FODBOSS!!!!! On behalf of the Leadership at 1st Fighter Wing (LAFB) allow me to say thanks for all of your advice and help in our fight against FOD."
Wing FOD Manager 1 FW/CVF DSN 575-7382
"I salted the Shuttle's tow path with a dozen pieces of misc. hardware ranging in size from a small washer to a bolt @ 5″ long. We made three separate passes with the FODBOSS and it got them all each time. We will put the FODBOSS again when we actually roll out the Shuttle. Thanks again for your support."
US Space Command
"We tested The FOD* Boss on Friday. This thing is unreal! Picks up everything."
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana USA.
"The FOD*BOSS was used for the space shuttle move from its horizontal hanger to the Vertical Assembly Building. Believe me there has never been a cleaner tow path! Thanks for your support."
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J Seaman United Space Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Florida USA.

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Military Jet Engine Protection - Don’t trust anything else!

When protecting highly sensitive military jet engines  there is no other FOD sweeper that comes close to the performance of our ULTIMATE  FOD*BOSS®.
This sweeper is our MIL-SPEC model and fully equipped with critical patented features: Debris Retention Intake Blade, Triple Elevator Steps, and FODStop™ Barriers.
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United States Air Force using the FOD* BOSS ultimate Airport Sweeper
United States Air Force using the FOD* BOSS ultimate Triplex Airport Sweeper
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These unique and exclusive features are the secret behind its unbeatable sweeping performance.  Also included is our FOD*BOSS GroundForce™ Tow Hitch, to keep your sweeper down on the tarmac, even under extreme conditions, keeping collected FOD secure!
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Every FOD*BOSS ULTIMATE Airport Sweeper includes:

Debris Retention Intake Blade
Triple Elevator Steps
FODStop™ Barrier System
FOD*BOSS GroundForce™ Tow Hitch
Pintle Hook Adaptor
GPS Sweep Tracker
Heavy Duty Mesh Cover
Heavy Duty Aero Brush
Additional Features Include:
  • 10 year Guarantee/Warranty
  • Impact Resistant Blade Design
  • Headwind Sweeping Capable
  • 10 Year Accidental Damage Cover
Military Level Protection
Airpower is the essence of military supremacy.  Ensuring the key to this supremacy is the ability to be deployed at a moment’s notice, with ground support that is at the top of their game.  When you are a part of that high-performing team with expensive military jets to protect, you need a FOD Sweeping system to match!  

FOD BOSS with B-1 Bomber FODBOSS runway MIL-Spec Airport Sweepers

Aerosweep understands that mission success doesn’t start with the mission itself.  It starts much earlier and requires the best equipment to be made available to the whole Team!
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Even with something as ubiquitous to aviation as FOD, we know your FOD removal needs demand the best possible performance.  We understand that military jet aircraft tend to be very FOD-sensitive just because of where the engine intakes are and the material that the aircraft skin is made from, and we know you are very, very sensitive to that.
With almost daily FOD challenges, you demand a sweeping system that can also go the distance.
This is why we designed our FOD*BOSS with military requirements in mind.
We invented the friction sweeper that created the FAA standards.  Now we go beyond those standards to provide you with the safest, most-effective airport sweeper, guaranteed!
Aerosweep understands that with missions at home and abroad, your equipment needs exceed most other industries.
The FOD*BOSS changed aviation airfield sweeping forever back in 1994 and has been protecting every major airport, airline, and air force ever since.  The FOD*BOSS Ultimate is the answer to achieving your FOD control goals.  
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The Challenges Of FOD Control At Busy Military Bases
FOD is an ever-present issue that must be battled on a daily basis without interrupting the day-to-day operations of an air base.  Everyone is expecting their flight line to be FOD free regardless of your air base’s location or volume of air movements. 
Perhaps the greatest challenge that airbases face is managing the impact that FOD sweeping processes can have on aircraft movements.  The FOD*BOSS Ultimate supports efficiency and safety, as well as airbase readiness.
The FOD*BOSS’s agility and flexibility make it the perfect sweeping system for your busy apron and aircraft replenishment areas, in close proximity to parked aircraft and working personnel.
Improve Air base Safety
The FOD*BOSS Air Force sweeper increases air base safety by effectively sweeping and retaining FOD from all aircraft operating areas (AOAs).  Foreign object debris, or FOD, on runways causes billions of dollars in damage every year.  Objects as small as dirt and fine sand grains through to chunks of pavement, metal washers, screws, luggage zipper parts, and handles can damage aircraft and jet engines, as well as cause injury to aircrew, and air base personnel.  FOD management at air bases is a big deal, but it can be costly and time-consuming.
What you need is equipment that maximizes FOD prevention, minimizes air base disruption, can be rapidly deployed, and yet has a low operating cost.  The FOD*BOSS puts you and your team back in control of FOD management.
Designed to Improve AFB Safety
Have you noticed that different parts of your airside areas have different FOD production rates?  In addition, aircraft movements make some areas difficult to sweep as they are in constant use.  These areas, such as taxiways and runways, either have to be left to the end of the day or before the first planned aircraft movement.  But how do you deal with FOD that makes its way onto these areas in the middle of the day?
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This is where the FOD*BOSS helps you become the master of airside FOD.  It can be easily deployed in minutes and due to its high-speed operational capability, can provide sweeping at maximum airside speed limits.  The FOD*BOSS has been designed with a forward operating speed range of 3 mph to 40 mph (5 kph to 65 kph) while providing an unrivalled FOD pick-up rate.  In addition, it can sweep up to 5,107,475 ft2 (474,500 m2) in a single hour!
The FOD*BOSS, our air force FOD sweeper, is so effective it can be used as your primary FOD sweeping tool for all AOAs, or in combination with your sweeper truck. 
 FOD damage to a turbofan blade
Low Total Cost of Ownership
Cost is always a factor when considering the purchase of new or replacement equipment.  However, we both know that acquisition price is completely different to the cost of ownership.  Often a low purchase price is accompanied with lower quality and lesser effectiveness.  With the FOD*BOSS, this is not the case!  The low cost of the FOD* BOSS means it is affordable for even the smallest forward air base, allowing access to the same high standards of FOD control as those implemented by larger home-based air bases without the high capital and service costs of complex machinery.  Individual squadrons can now afford to have FOD sweeping equipment available 24 hours a day no matter where they are deployed.  Simply take it with you as part of your forward operating equipment, knowing the  FOD*BOSS is indispensable in ensuring FOD-free hard stand areas.
Combine our price with our unique features and life expectancy and you will see the FOD*BOSS is the safest, most effective and cost-effective airport sweeper available.  There is no substitute for safety, so contact us to see just how the FOD*BOSS compares from a total cost of ownership perspective to other FOD sweeping systems.
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Available Sweeper Systems

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Example Sweep Time Savings Possible
Runway Length:  2300 m (7,546 ft)
Runway Width:  45 m (    197 ft)
Sweep Time:  44:24 (MM:SS)
Runway Length: 2300 m (7,546 ft)
Runway Width: 45 m (197 ft)
Sweep Time: 23:15 (MM:SS)
Runway Length: 2300 m (7,546 ft)
Runway Width: 45 m (197 ft)
Sweep Time: 16:06 (MM:SS)
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Why The FOD*BOSS is so special

The FOD*BOSS includes four critical safety design features that are deemed so important to your FOD sweeping success, we have protected them with patents.  These safety design features are unavailable in any other airport sweeper system.FODBOSS runway sweeper up close

The FOD*BOSS airbase sweeper is designed to provide an unrivalled FOD pick-up rate, be easy to operate and ensure your team’s productivity is maximized.

Our airfield sweeper is available in three sizes.  The standard Single sweeper can effectively sweep 1,707,156 ft2 (158,600 m2) in a single hour; by comparison, a typical suction sweeper covers around 475, 675 ft2 (44,200 m2) within the same time frame.  We also carry the Duplex model and a Triplex model.

See how your AOA sweep times compare to a street sweeper using each of our three configurations here. 

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Combining speed and effectiveness are just two of the many reasons why the FOD*BOSS Ultimate is relied upon by military forces around the world.  The U.S. Air Force for example, reported zero FOD incidents after deploying the FOD*BOSS.  Now that's military-grade protection at its best!  It is your perfect FOD sweeper for all your tarmac cleaning needs and in areas where agility and flexibility are operational priorities.  Who wants ordinary when you can have special?


Built for All Weather Conditions

Your pilots fly their jets in all kinds of weather, so your FOD sweeping system should be able to operate in all kinds of weather as well.  The FOD*BOSS has been designed to operate in both wet and dry conditions, with the same unrivalled pick-up rate.  Now, regardless of the weather, you can ensure your flight line has been swept effectively and efficiently whether it is raining or a beautiful sunny day.  Do you have to deal with high winds?  The specially designed and patented GroundForce™ Tow Hitch keeps the FOD*BOSS tracking straight and true behind the towing vehicle, in both head-winds as well as cross-winds.

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This means the FOD*BOSS will always be available when needed.  Easily deployed within minutes, it is the perfect FOD removal tool for military operations when only the best performance is acceptable.

Between sweeps, the FOD*BOSS can be stored flat, hung on a wall using one of our wall hangers (FB2400-129) or rolled up and placed in a carry bag with roller wheels (FB2400-40).  Always there, always ready.






Track and Log Your Sweeping Operations
Keeping Track of Your FOD Sweeping Operations Just GOT EASIER – THE FOD*BOSS SWEEP TRACKER
Free. Efficient. Easy to use.
Seamlessly track and log your FOD*BOSS sweeping operations with the new FOD*BOSS Sweep Tracker IOS and Android App.
The Ultimate FOD*BOSS App uses GPS technology to track your FOD sweep operations. With our sweep app, you can watch the FOD*BOSS live to increase the accuracy and efficiency of FOD collection. No other equipment is needed.

The phone sweeper app is easy to use. You can control your entire FOD sweeping system onscreen. View the exact location of your FOD*BOSS system and its path of travel using Google mapping, so you know what areas have been covered and the work that’s left to be done. The app allows you to select from Single, Duplex, Triplex FOD*BOSS sweep, or FOD WALK options and includes the following functions:FODBOSS runway sweeper smartphone app

• Secure login
• Tracks your FOD*BOSS in real time
• Calculates distance swept (Imperial and Metric)
• Calculates area covered
• Calculates the weight of debris collected and the amount collected per 10,000 M2
• Records time, date, coverage, and who has swept
• Compare and monitor FOD sweeps within the History function on the phone or online
• Share information with others in your network or opt to make information public
All data are transferred to a secure account at the end of each sweep, allowing you to monitor FOD collection data over time and compare or share information. Data are available on-page with a multimedia option or can be transferred in Excel format via email and other sources.
FOD collection is critical for any airport, whether it’s a small commercial airport, international airport, or Air Force facility.  Broken pavement, stones, metal, sand, and even pieces of luggage can put aircraft at risk.  The FOD*BOSS app allows you to use our Foreign Object Debris system, which we invented in 1994, with greater precision and reliability.  Best of all, it is free to download and use, and then you can track all your FOD sweeping and removal operations from a single device.
Download our app today from the Apple App Store or Google Play via the respective icons below. The user manual is available for free by clicking the link below so you can get started right away!

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The FOD*BOSS Sweep Tracker App helps track sweep operations via GPS and displays your sweeping progress on a map in real-time, with distances travelled, area covered and weight of debris collected automatically calculated.
Warranty Protection
The FOD*BOSS Ultimate carries an unprecedented 10-year guarantee/warranty.  This is longer than its typical expected service life at a busy AFB.  Our unconditional 10-year guarantee covers faulty materials and manufacturing.  Further, our comprehensive accidental damage cover provided with every FOD*BOSS Ultimate, means we will repair the equipment free-of-charge and/or supply the parts and materials needed for repairs.  You can rest assured the FOD*BOSS has been built to handle the toughest conditions, and its performance will never let you down.  Please refer to our full 10-year guarantee/warranty.
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