Aircraft Maintenance Services and Private Airports Work to Reduce the Risks of Foreign Object amage
As aviation specialists know, damage caused by Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is one of the industries most costly issues, with The Boeing Company estimating annual aircraft maintenance, delays and repairs at $4 billion a year.FOD can generally be defined as any object which does not belong to an aircraft that can cause damage to the aircraft, injury to crew and passengers or damage to airport facilities. They most commonly take the form of:
The most common types of damage caused by FOD include:
Due to the fact that any one of these issues is dangerous in itself and that they can lead to far worse tragedies, as illustrated by the crash of Air France flight 4590 where the aircraft hit titanium debris and burst a tire, responsible airports take extensive measures to ensure the removal of FOD.
These measures may differ from airport to airport, but generally include a four-step approach:
Monmouth Jet Center offers industry-leading services
At Monmouth Jet Center, we prioritize the safety of the passengers, crews and aircraft which utilize our facility. In addition to applying an industry-leading FOD damage prevention policy, we have a team of dedicated on-site aircraft mechanics available to assist you with general maintenance, repairs and more at your convenience. We also offer our clients high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space.
For more information about Monmouth Jet Center in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.