The Fundamentals of Aircraft Inspections
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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. Inspection Types Inspections of aircraft occur annually, every 100 hours, progressively and pre-flight.. Annual The aircraft annual inspection is required, and a...
How to Prevent Aircraft Wildlife Strikes
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Wildlife strikes on the ground and in the air are an ever-present threat to airfield personnel. These animal/aircraft collisions can occur at any point, from takeoff to landing, resulting in damage to aircraft windshields, engines, and fuselages. The good news is that wildlife strikes at airports are preventable. What Types of Wildlife Strikes Are There and When Do They Happen...
Aviation Trends of 2020
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The onset of the coronavirus forced the aviation industry to rethink the way it was doing business. The result has not only a slew of changes being made but also many strategies being developed in the industry to leverage these changes for a secure future. Join us as we detail some aviation trends for 2020. More Technology The aviation industry...
Top 3 Tips for Preventing FOD
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Even small and seemingly harmless pieces of foreign object debris can cause serious damage to equipment, aircraft, vehicles, and personnel. In fact, the cost of FOD can rise to billions each year when systems, tires, and engines have to be repaired or replaced. However, the damage caused by FOD can be mitigated by employing the following tips. Ensure Employees Are...
How to Identify and Detect FOD
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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. What Is FOD? Foreign object debris is any object,...
The Ultimate Guide to Different Sweeper Systems
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The FOD*BOSS is the choice of race tracks and military and civilian airfields around the world needing an efficient and reliable way to control foreign object debris. If you’re considering this superior system for your operations but aren’t sure which sweeper systems we offer are best for your needs, this guide will help. The Single Equipment Sweeper Our single FOD*BOSS...
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Race Tracks
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The world of racing is enduring its share of the COVID-19 impact, especially as some of the year’s most highly anticipated races are being postponed or canceled altogether. While it may be easy for drivers to maintain social distancing on the racetrack, most of the concern is falling on their spectators—especially where most races come with tightly packed crowds and...
FOD Removal Is Vital for These Industries
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When debris is launched from the road’s surface into a vehicle, significant damage to that vehicle can be the result. For many industries, the prevention and control of debris can be life-saving and is, therefore, absolutely essential. The following industries require effective and efficient FOD removal. Military and Civilian Aviation Millions of dollars continue to be spent each year on...
How FOD Removal Improves Military Operations
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Foreign object debris has posed costly problems for the aviation industry, and military aviation has certainly been no exception. However, many costs for repair and maintenance following foreign object damage are preventable with a strategy that includes the efficient and reliable removal of debris. Here’s how the proper removal of FOD can improve military operations. FOD Damage by the Numbers...
Why FOD*BOSS Sweepers Are the Best in the Industry
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Foreign object debris (FOD) can send the cost of running an airline industry business into the stratosphere. Other technologies have been developed to help rid runways, gates, and other areas of items that can ground airline operations to a halt, but the FOD*BOSS System is different. Read on to discover why. What Is the FOD*BOSS? The FOD*BOSS is a unique...