FOD Mitigation

Snow, Ice, & Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Removal

Get Started on a FOD-Free Environment

Feb. 1, 2023
With so many FOD potentials, preventing FOD is a diverse practice with no one-size-fits-all approach. However, there are some general rules of thumb that can help eliminate FOD...
Charlotte County Airport Authority
Charlotte County Airport Authority in February 2022 held a semi-annual FOD Walk, led by airport authority staff in Punta Gorda, Florida. To add a bit of fun, the airport authority on its website names who picked up the most FOD, who was the “Most Dedicated,” and the most interesting FOD (a rabbit carcass).
Snow, Ice, & Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Removal

Keeping Pavement Clear of FOD

Feb. 1, 2023
Following procedures for FOD checks and conducting FOD walks ensure safe aircraft movements.
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Snow, Ice, & Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Removal

The Basics of Foreign Object Debris

Feb. 1, 2023
How to determine what FOD is, common types of FOD and effective ways to spread awareness at your facility.
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Snow, Ice, & Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Removal

Failing to Perform Routine FOD Checks Can Cause Airports Over $10M in Damages Per Year

A recent study conducted by Assaia International AG showed that an airport with 400,000 aircraft movements per year has on average 40 FOD incidents per year with an associated...
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Ground Handlers & Service Providers

FOD Day at Intercargo

June 23, 2021
Today, Wednesday, June 23, the day of the FOD in Intercargo was celebrated, with a face-to-face conference in Ezeiza in which the Intercargo authorities, operational and administrative...

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A baggage handler apparently left behind a luggage scanner, which caused more than $6 million of damage.
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Luggage Scanner Causes Significant Damage To British Airways Aircraft

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