The damage caused by FOD is estimated to cost the aerospace industry $4 billion a year!
Foreign object debris (FOD) at airports includes any object found in an inappropriate location that — as a result of being in that location — can damage equipment or injure airplane or airport personnel.
The resulting damage is estimated to cost the aerospace industry $4 billion a year. Airports, airlines, and airport tenants can reduce this cost by taking steps to prevent airport FOD.
FOD includes a wide range of material, including loose hardware, pavement fragments, catering supplies, building materials, rocks, sand, pieces of luggage, and even wildlife.
FOD is found at terminal gates, cargo aprons, taxiways, runways, and run-up pads. It causes damage through direct contact with airplanes, such as by cutting airplane tires or being ingested into engines, or as a result of being thrown by jet blast and damaging airplanes or injuring people.
This online training is developed in accordance with many FOD related documents. Documents like NAS412 for example, which is a National Aerospace Standard that outlines the training requirements for a FOD management program. Or the SAE Aerospace document AS9146, in which FOD prevention standard practices are given. And what else creates more awareness than by looking at what the impact of FOD has been in the past.
Many FOD related accidents and incidents happened throughout the years. We selected a few to share with you. We also developed interesting FOD games for you. All of this resulted in a interactive training in which we want to increase awareness for the prevention of Foreign Object Debris
Upon completion of this advanced online training course, the students will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction to FOD
- Explain the definition of Foreign Object Debris;
- Explain then of Foreign Object Damage;
- Understand the examples of Foreign Object Debris;
- Explain the impact caused of FOD;
- Understand what the impact of FOD is or can be;
- Explain what can happen when FOD is ignored;
- FOD related accidents and incidents.
Module 2: FOD Prevention
- Explain what can be done to ensure a FOD free work environment.
Module 3: FOD Detection
- Explain the various manners of FOD detection;
- Understand the way of conducting a visual inspection to detect FOD;
- Understand the way of conducting a visual inspection to detect FOD.
Module 4: FOD Removal & Evaluation
- Explain the various ways that can be used to remove Foreign Object Debris.
- How a FOD incident or occurrence, or potential incident should be documented and which further action should be taken.
Module 5: Regulation & Procedures
- Explain how a FOD incident or occurrence, or potential incident should be documented and which further action should be taken;
- Explain the regulations regarding FOD prevention;
- Know his/Her responsibilities for FOD prevention;
- Explain the rules and requirements regarding tooling;
- Explain the meaning of the FOD management program;
- Deal with visitors regarding FOD;
- Deal with other, related, improvement programs.