Military

Military FOD Prevention – Part 3

by RICHARD FRIEND Tool Control Tool control is an effective way of accounting for all tools that are used on aircraft. Many years ago, I worked alongside contractors on Phantom F4J UK aircraft that the UK had purchased as a… Read the rest
Military

Military FOD Prevention – Part 2

by RICHARD FRIEND After reviewing thousands of Royal Air Force FOD reports, I have determined that the majority of debris ingested into engines was either blown into the intakes by aircraft thrust reverse, taxiing too close, or by parts of… Read the rest
Military

Military FOD Prevention – Part 1

by RICHARD FRIEND Taking into consideration the exacting controls by military organizations over both personnel and work procedures, it is perhaps difficult to understand how their aircraft could suffer from damage caused by FOD. Work areas are kept scrupulously clean… Read the rest