Is the F-18 Safer than the F-35?
The fighter wars are raging again, only this time in the press room instead of the skies. Boeing’s chief F/A-18 Super Hornet test pilot makes his case for the two-engine fighter being less vulnerable to catastrophic FOD incidents than the single-engine F-35 Lightning.
Image credit: Royal Canadian Air Force
AI vs. FOD
There’s another player in the global aviation market for FOD detection sensors. ArgosAI Technology, based in Ankara, Turkey, has developed an artificial intelligence system that analyzes images of runway debris, then transmits the data to airport staff for action.
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QA inspectors at the Shaw Air Force Base’s 20th Fighter Wing do more than just look for debris in their F-16CM Fighting Falcons. They also shadow the aircraft’s maintainers, watching for noncompliant behavior that can lead to unsafe work habits.
Image Credit: A1C Destinee Dougherty, USAF
Video: F-15 Engine
Watch this fascinating video of an Air Force sergeant describing the inner workings and sucking power of an F-15 Eagle engine.
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New FOD Slideshow
Aviation Week’s new photo slideshow on the dangers of FOD features concise information on safety issues and several potential solutions. It also features two of our equipment lines, the FOD-Razor™ Airport Runway Sweeper and the 55-Gallon Drum Conversion kit.
Image credit: The FOD Control Corporation
The FOD Control Corporation now supplies hazardous materials storage equipment! From indoor chemical cabinets to outdoor safety lockers to 55-gallon drum sheds, we will keep your facility safe.
Image Credit: The FOD Control Corporation