foreign object damage

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foreign object damage

Rags, pieces of paper, line, articles of clothing, nuts, bolts, or tools that, when misplaced or caught by air currents normally found around aircraft operations (jet blast, rotor or prop wash, engine intake), cause damage to aircraft systems or weapons or injury to personnel. Also called FOD.
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Secure Runway Systems Corp (Pink Sheets: SRWY), a US-based company that owns Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Technology which detects Runway Foreign Object Debris, has announced that its president and inventor, Hilary Vieira, has granted the licensing rights of FOD to the company.
The camera's illuminator helps produce images of foreign object debris in all light levels.
As per the agreement, Bayanat Airports will represent, sell and implement QinetiQ's state-of-the-art Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system, Tarsier, in the UAE.
While conducting a preflight of aircraft 160770, Petty Officer Davidson discovered foreign object debris (FOD) in the intakes of the No.
All workers were required to attend training sessions on proper work procedures to avoid foreign object debris.
I now see the Air Force isn't just sitting behind desks or picking foreign object debris off the flight line or fixing leaky faucets.
The flight was uneventful; however, just after touchdown, the aircrew hit some foreign object debris (FOD) that blew the right main mount.
Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $773,672 to the Delaware River and Bay Authority to rehabilitate 6,002 feet of Runway 10/28 at the Millville Municipal Airport in Cumberland County to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.
However, these same vehicles are also used to carry out visual runway inspections that enable the ops team to check for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) or even 'flag up' any damage to the runway's surface.
The Tarsier system produced by Qinetiq is being used to detect foreign object debris (FOD) on Heathrow's southern runway.
FOD or foreign object debris causes a lot of damage each year to engines.
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