FOD News Roundup – December 3rd, 2018

Baggage Handlers and FOD

From broken booze bottles and missing tags to the 20-foot bag toss, find out how ramp agents manage suitcases, FOD-related and otherwise.

Image Source: Bonnie Henderson/Pixabay


 

Drones More Dangerous Than Birds

When the University of Dayton Research Institue's (UDRI) Impact Physical Group test-fired both a drone and a gel bird into an aircraft wing, the impact results were surprising.

Image Source: University of Dayton


 

FOD Walk Rap

Hip Hop your way across the apron to keep it clean of debris with this music video.

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


It's never too early to prepare!

Start your 2019 budget plans with good data. Contact us with your FOD sweeping program requirements and we'll help you with equipment options, pricing and technical documentation.

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FOD News Roundup – November 3rd, 2018

FOD Control: First Rung on a Career Ladder

A security guard at Wheeler Downtown Airport took a pay cut to collect FOD and patrol fences. It's how he's getting his foot in the door.

Image Source: Pixabay


 

665 Bird Strikes in the US, 2015 - 2017

Over a three year period, hundreds of encounters caused $3.7 million worth of damage, three deaths and eight injuries.

Image Source: Bigstock


 

747 vs. Ground Vehicle

Show your GSE drivers this extensive impact damage to the engine of a Boeing 747 at Schiphol Airport. That should keep them driving safely.

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


FOD Control at the GSE Expo

:We had a great time in Las Vegas this year, discussing ground safety programs with airfield operators from all over the world. See you next time in 2020!

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FODNews Roundup – September 3rd, 2018

New FAA Wildlife Guidelines

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new guidelines prioritizing various types of wildlife that should be kept off the runway.

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VIDEO: 3RD Wing FOD Manager

Take a tour with a United States Air Force career sergeant as he inspects maintenance shops for tool control, to keep its military aircraft safe.

Image Caption: YouTube Screenshot


 

FOD Damages US Fighter Jets

A US Navy F-35C suffered $2 million worth of engine damage during refueling operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

Image Source: US Navy


The FOD-Razor® “Mark 2”

: Released earlier this year, our upgraded design includes sturdier mat materials, streamlined tow hitching and an operator-enabled safety release.

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FODNews Roundup – June 3rd, 2018

It’s video month! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy these recent entries in the world of FOD prevention.

Alligator Struts Across Florida Airport Runway

Go ahead, you tell him to leave. I’ll wait over here.

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


 

Behind the scenes with the Airside Operations team

When you take your job seriously, it’s no longer just a job.

Image Caption: YouTube Screenshot


 

Cargo Ship Loses Containers on route to Sydney

Think you have FOD problems?

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Fabrication debris on glass

DIY way to test if your "Clean" window was contaminated during manufacturing

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


Monkey escapes crate at San Antonio Airport

Yes, the alligator has a friend.

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


Even we're not sure what to make of this...

Here's a well-meaning, amateur video promoting FOD safety. Enjoy it for what it is.

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


Have a FOD problem without a solution?

We’re always researching and developing new products for better FOD control in both airport and manufacturing environments. Bring us your problems and let’s toss around some ideas!

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FODNews Roundup – May 3rd, 2018

Fresh Approaches to Runway Safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is studying the possible application of three off-the-shelf technologies to airside safety — heated pavements, rumble strips and remote sensing. (Click here for mobile friendly version.)

Image Source: FAA


 

Building Satellites in Clean Rooms

Airbus Defense and Space used a ISO 8 clean room to build the Solar Orbiter scientific research satellite, which is scheduled to orbit the sun in 2020.

Image Caption: Artist's Rendering of Solar Orbiter. Copyright: ESA - C. Carreau


 

Video: F-16 Bird Strike

Watch this graphic footage of a Norwegian Air Force fighter jet experiencing a compressor stall after ingesting a bird into its air intake.

Image Source: Screen Shot


Comparing Airport Sweeper Technologies

There is no “best” sweeping system, only the most appropriate system for your facility and FOD control program. Read this white paper to understand your options. Contact us for more information.

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FODNews Roundup – April 3rd, 2018

Auxiliary Power Unites Vulnerable to FOD

Until recently APU's, which start main engines and power avionics and other on-board equipment, have been neglected child of aircraft systems.

Image Credit: SrA Olivia Bumpers, USAF


 

Dust Hazards of 3D Printing

The additive manufacturing process creates an especially dangerous form of FOD - combustible dust clouds in a confined factory space.

Image Credit: Lutz Peter (Pixabay)


 

Military FOD Walk

Watch this trio of videos following a FOD Walk performed for the 2017 Air Show at Moody Air Force Base.

Image Credit: Luke Hinkle (YouTube Screenshot)


We have redesigned the FOD-Razor® Airport Runway Sweeper!

Featuring a new built-in "hitch and forget" weight-release mechanism, streamlined hitching setup, and durable nylon fiber matting. Contact us for more information.

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FODNews Roundup – March 3rd, 2018

Transpacific Flight vs Paper Clipboard

The ground crew knew that it was sitting on the engine, but nobody told the flight crew. Until the plane was already in the air, that is. This time they were lucky.

Image Credit: Pixabay


 

Shop Cart Cleanup, FOD, and Grinder "Line of Fire"

Watch this safety video from autoclave manufacturer ASC Process Systems, discussing how to keep factory floors orderly and accident-free in a heavy industry environment.

Image Source: YouTube Screenshot


 

Wildlife Strike Gathering

On May 15th – 18th, the International Civil Aviation Organization and Airports Council International will host a symposium on the wildlife strike threat to aircraft operational safety.

Image: Bigstock


 

Nothing Holds FOD Like Our FOD Cans

Promote safety awareness with a high-visibility collection point for all types of Foreign Object Debris — from shop rags and loose paper to empty bottles and stray pieces of hardware.

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FODNews Roundup – January 3rd, 2018

Challenges of Regulating Small Drones

Why are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles so difficult to regulate, and why are there so few documented cases of accidents involving UAV's?

Image Credit: Goh Rhy Yan


 

Farewell, Piper

Piper the airport dog, famous on social media for wearing goggles while chasing birds away from Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, has passed away.

Image Source: Cherry Capital Airport K9


 

Now That's Clean!

If you're a facilities manager looking for inspiration, check out this short video of a spotless wig-making factory in the Philippines

Image: YouTube Screenshot


 

Keep your Work Wear FOD Free

Our FOD Suits have no pockets, zippers, buttons or ties, so there's nothing to break off and no way to carry loose items that can turn into debris.

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FODNews Roundup – December 3rd, 2017

FOD Crashes Marine Corps Jet

Learn how a 5/16th-inch double hexagon bolt caused a catastrophic engine failure to an AV-8B Harrier jet, the pilot's response, and the final determination by investigators.


 

Sky Lanterns Threaten Navigation

The Airports Authority of India is warning authorities that popular events involving the mass release of paper sky lanterns into air poses a safety hazard for aircraft.

Image Source: Romel Frost, Pixabay


 

Video: Molten FOD Conquers Earth

We kid you not! Watch this massive, accidental overflow at a steel factory. At 44 seconds in, you'll see what it would look like if space aliens attacked with a FOD cannon.

Image: YouTube Screenshot


 

Hazardous Material Storage

Keep your hazmat chemicals clean, safe and out of the way with our safety-compliant Justrite® brand storeage cabinets, outdoor lockers and drum sheds.

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FODNews Roundup – November 3rd, 2017

Clean Factories

The best time to plan for periodic cleaning of your equipment is at the beginning — when you first design your manufacturing floor.

Image source: Bigstock


 

Civil Engineering Squadron

At Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. specialists maintain runways and related facilities for the oldest active U.S. Air Force airfield.

Image Credit:  Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec, U.S. Air Force.


 

Video: Ramp Safety

This excellent training video utilizes real-life examples of safe and unsafe practices when handling aircraft and ground equipment on the ramp.

Image: YouTube Screenshot


 

Read our White Papers!

Looking for ideas? Our free white papers and sample use case will increase your knowledge and improve your FOD program.Contact us for details.

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