This depends upon the amount of debris on the tarmac. Typically, at a well-maintained airport the operator would empty the FOD*BOSS every 20 to 30 minutes of sweeping. One quarter to one half kilogram of debris collected per swept lineal kilometre (1.75 lbs. to 3.5lbs. per mile) is usual.
How often do we empty the FOD*BOSS during sweeping operations?
December 20, 2015