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Airports Need Effective Wildlife FOD Removal and Prevention Processes

Airports Need Effective Wildlife FOD Removal and Prevention Processes

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York City after its engines stalled due to impacting with birds. Upon investigation, it was discovered that a flock of Canadian geese had been hit by the plane. These birds are bigger and weigh more … Continue reading Airports Need Effective Wildlife FOD Removal and Prevention Processes

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Aerospace Industry: Tips for Implementing Best Practices for FOD Removal

Aerospace Industry: Tips for Implementing Best Practices for FOD Removal

According to National Aerospace FOD Prevention, Inc. (NAFPI), the aerospace industry experiences around $4 billion globally every year in FOD damages.1 This is aside from the $13 billion in direct and indirect damages experienced, alone, in the United States at NASA, and military, private, and public airports and institutions from FOD (foreign object debris).2 In … Continue reading Aerospace Industry: Tips for Implementing Best Practices for FOD Removal

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How to Detect FOD (Foreign Object Debris)

How to Detect FOD (Foreign Object Debris)

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) consists of any sort of material that poses a risk to the safety of equipment and individuals when it is left in areas of traffic. FOD can be found in numerous industries, namely: Aerospace Aviation Military Warehousing Shipping/Transport Manufacturing FOD removal is a vital part of maintaining safety while at the … Continue reading How to Detect FOD (Foreign Object Debris)

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