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Why The FOD*BOSS Is Exceptional

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"Our first FODBOSS unit in Atlanta was approximately 2 ½ years old and used daily. It’s estimated that the unit acquired between 8,000-8,500 miles of usage picking up an estimated 32,000 lbs. of debris (Potential FOD). Calculations were based on 800 + days of usage, 10 miles per day and 40 lbs. per day of debris collected. Today, we still believe in the FOD Boss and continue to use daily."
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Operations Safety & Audit Manager, AirTran Airways, 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.
"Had a blast with the FOD*BOSS at Zone 5 today. I demonstrated it to the techs and drove it from gate to gate while working the aircraft. It was quite the attention getter. As expected everybody was impressed with the performance and there was no shortage of techs willing to sweep up the FOD.... "
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Manager DTW/LMO North West Airlines
"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!"
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"We really value the FOD Boss and are considering purchasing the second unit with the hitch to reduce the amount of time necessary on the runway. During our recent runway construction project it was used behind the contractors’ vacuum and rotary broom. It was surprising to see the how much it picked up that was missed by the other equipment. It’s been an invaluable asset that really increases the productivity of our small staff and enhances airfield safety. Thanks again."
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Ops Manager McKinney National Airport
"Yesterday, I attended a Labor-Management Safety meeting, during which a performance review of the FOD Boss was presented. Many ORD upper management were in attendance.... You will be pleased to know that in three weeks, the FODBOSS has picked up over 600 lbs. of debris. In addition, some interesting material was found. Thousands of very small steel “pins” were trapped by the unit. These were so small that unless you were looking for them, you wouldn’t notice them on the ramp. Turns out, they came from the brushes the city uses to remove snow from the ramp areas.... Our management team is very impressed ..."
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PREMIUM JET ENGINE PROTECTION - DON’T TRUST ANYTHING ELSE!
When protecting highly sensitive 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 is fully equipped with critical patented features: Debris Retention Barriers, Triple Elevator Steps, and FODStop™ Barriers.
These unique 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 Airfield Sweeper includes:

Debris Retention Blade
Triple Elevator Steps
FODStop™ Barrier System
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
Sweep Your Airfield Better, Faster and Safer!

 

The ability to fly from one place to anywhere else in the world is the essence of civil aviation. Commercial aviation is perhaps one of the true global activities as countries, businesses and people rely on airports and airlines around the world to provide fast, efficient, and most importantly, a safe flying experience. A key to successful commercial operations is the ability to provide a cost-effective, profitable, and safe AOA using ground support that is at the top of their game.  When you are a part of that high-performing ground-support team, with expensive aircraft and thousands of people to protect every single day, you need a FOD Sweeping system to match! 
 

Aerosweep understands that at commercial airports, airlines, passengers demand safe operating conditions.  We also acknowledge you operate under tight time restrictions, such as FOD sweeping.
 
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Even with something as ubiquitous to aviation as FOD, we know your FOD removal needs demand the best possible performance delivered within the shortest time available.  We understand that modern commercial jet aircraft tend to be very FOD-sensitive, just because jet engine intakes are close to the ground and they are exposed to the high levels of FOD being created at a busy apron. We also 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 to provide an unrivalled FOD pick-up rate combined with speed and low cost. The FOD*BOSS lets you to sweep better and faster!
 
We invented the friction sweeper that created the FAA standards.  Now we go beyond those standards to provide you with the safest, most-effective airfield sweeper, guaranteed!
 
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.   

 

Why The FOD*BOSS Is Exceptional

The Challenges Of FOD Control At Busy Airfields

FOD is an ever-present issue that must be battled on a daily basis without interrupting the day-to-day operations of an airfield.  Everyone is expecting their aircraft operating areas (AOAs) to be FOD free regardless of your airfield’s location or volume of air movements. 

Perhaps the greatest challenge that airfields face is managing the impact that FOD sweeping processes can have on scheduled aircraft movements.  The FOD*BOSS Ultimate supports efficiency and safety, as well as airfield profitability.

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 Airfield Safety
The FOD*BOSS Airport sweeper increases airfield safety by effectively sweeping and retaining FOD from all AOAs.  Foreign object debris, or FOD, 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 airbase personnel.  FOD management at airbases is a big deal, but it can be costly and time-consuming.
 
What you need is equipment that maximizes FOD prevention, minimizes airfield 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.

 

 

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Designed to Maximize Safety and Minimize Disruption
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 the 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? Turbofan Damage 1
 
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 unrivaled FOD pick-up rate.  In addition, it can sweep up to 8,171,961 ft2 (759,200 m2) in a single hour!
 
The FOD*BOSS, our airfield 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.  
  
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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 airports, allowing access to the same high standards of FOD control as those implemented by larger airports without the high capital and service costs of complex machinery.   Regional Airports can now afford to have FOD sweeping equipment available 24 hours a day.  Airline maintenance facilities will find the FOD*BOSS 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 airfield 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.Request A Quote
Available Sweeper Systems

Choose your product and review the different systems we have to help make your debris sweeping more efficient and effective

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:                23.158 (MM:SS)
 
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Runway Length:         2300 m (7,546 ft)
Runway Width:                45 m (    197 ft)
 
Sweep Time:                16:12 (MM:SS)
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 airfield sweeper system.phase-4-31
 
The FOD*BOSS airfield sweeper is designed to provide an unrivaled FOD pick-up rate, be easy to operate and ensure your team’s productivity is maximized.
 
The FOD*BOSS is available in three sizes.  The standard Single sweeper can effectively sweep 2,732,150 ft2 (253,825 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. 
 
Combining speed and effectiveness are just two of the many reasons why the FOD*BOSS Ultimate is relied upon by airports and airlines around the world.  Delta Airlines for example, reported "We have done extended trials of all FOD equipment and the FOD*BOSS is clearly the most effective tool”. Now that's high praise indeed!  The FOD*BOSS 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
Pilots fly passengers 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 unrivaled pick-up rate.  Now, regardless of the weather, you can ensure your AOAs have been swept effectively and efficiently. It doesn’t matter if 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 headwinds, as well as crosswinds.
 
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This means the FOD*BOSS will always be available when its needed most.  Easily deployed within minutes, it is the perfect FOD removal tool for airfield 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.
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?

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:App on A Phone

• 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.
 
 
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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 airfield.  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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