One is keenly of naval aviation's greatest readiness degraders is foreign-object damage or FOD. Any maintainer who has experienced its impact aware that this hazard must be prevented.
Underway just 12 hours after cycling through aircraft and aircrew, "it" happened: We experienced our first engine FOD.
Although the cause of the FOD remains undetermined, an analysis of the damaged engine led us to suspect a hard object (screw, nut, bolt, washer, etc.) had been ingested.
Losing aircraft availability to a FOD on the opening day of the Tomcat's final deployment was not an enviable position.
The 36 man-hours wasted on the FODed engine could have been spent on flight-deck operations, preventive upkeep, or other maintenance to increase availability and usage rates.
The primary objectives of an FOD
prevention walk was to increase general awareness to the causes and effects of FOD
and to promote active involvement through specific techniques, and stress good work habits through work disciplines.
[ClickPress, Thu May 16 2019] The purpose of this rich study presented by Fact.MR is to elaborate the various market projections impacting the global airport runway foreign object debris (FOD
) detection systems market during the period until 2028.
[ClickPress, Mon Apr 15 2019] FactMR has actively published a new research study titled "Airport Runway Foreign Object Debris (FOD
) Detection Systems Market to Reap Excessive Revenues by 2018 to 2028 | Key Players are Xsight Systems Ltd., Moog Inc., Trex aviation systems, etc." to its broad online database.
by the Airports Council International (ACI) unveiled the potential of an automated FOD
surveillance system as compared to that of visual inspections, thereby influencing this key industry trend.
[ClickPress, Tue Nov 20 2018] The global Airport Runway FOD
Detection Systems Market remains consolidated with a limited number of players.