Foreign Object Debris, or FOD, is a hazard at military bases and any small or international airport. Every facility must have a FOD program. Our FOD*BOSS sweeper can help implement and maintain a program that meets all your facility's FOD removal and safety needs.
Our FOD sweeper is specially designed to attach to airport vehicles to pick up stones, gravel, nuts, bolts, sand, rivets, and other materials on the runway, taxiways and apron areas. These are serious hazards to airport safety-with FOD, news of aircraft disasters can be catastrophic. The FOD*BOSS system efficiently removes debris, deploys in minutes, and can be operated at up to 25 miles per hour so airfields can be swept clean quickly. It is particularly good for working around parked aircraft.
Our single sweeper is eight feet wide and available in single, duplex, and triplex models.
Types of Programs
A FOD prevention program should contain key elements including prevention, detection, and removal. These require training airport and aircraft personnel to identify FOD and understand its risks. Evaluation is also important whether performing daily FOD inspections or tracking data, which the app included with our FOD*BOSS sweeper makes easier.
Your FOD program must incorporate a maintenance process. Some options include using magnetic bars, which can pick up metallic material when attached beneath trucks. However, not all FOD is made of metal. Rumble strips can shake debris free from vehicle undercarriages and can be moved about as needed. Manual debris collection is possible as well.
However, nothing is as effective as our FOD*BOSS system, designed to capture and contain debris with an unrivaled FOD pick-up rate, while being towed by a single operator.
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Maintaining high standards of FOD management, we have developed revolutionary high-speed sweeping systems for airports and general aviation, military installations, and race tracks.
FOD*BOSS is the ultimate airfield sweeper and works on concrete, asphalt, or grooved fine-textured spray seal surfaces. Contact us to learn more about how it can improve your FOD management program.