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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Allowing a permanent site at Mona would also "increase the risk of runway incursions and foreign object damage to aircraft...
He promptly notified maintenance control, who initiated a foreign object damage (FOD) search for the missing components.
To prevent foreign object damage (FOD), discard the red plastic button.
"The paper has the potential to blow away, creating a foreign object damage hazard better known as FOD.
We congratulate Hawke's Bay DHB flight nurse Kelvin Still for his winning poster on "foreign object damage" (ie potentially harmful objects left in aircraft).
I thought I understood the term FOD, or foreign object damage. The concept sounds simple: Anything foreign can destroy an aircraft, killing everyone within.
The WheelTug system is designed to bring front-wheel drive to aircraft, with twin electrical motors in the nosewheels giving aircraft greater maneuverability and efficiency during ground movements such as reversing from a gate and taxiing to and from a runway, as well as reducing fuel consumption, foreign object damage and emissions.
The resulting improvements in efficiency, flexibility, fuel savings, and reduced noise and engine foreign object damage (FOD) yield projected savings of more than $500,000 per aircraft per year, in the view of WheelTug, as well as substantial reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
With emphasis in Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention, tool management systems, and specialized tool storage systems, TRMSM has become a leader in the tooling industry.
This full support for Airbus Corporate Jet engines includes Engine Condition Monitoring (ECM), shop visits, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) protection, Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) pool access and repair, and spare engine availability.
Foreign object damage (FOD) has the potential to have catastrophic results.
The LP1 blades have obviously seen some service as blending of light foreign object damage (FOD) can clearly be seen: the blending would, of course, have been in accordance with approved repair schemes.
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