The FOD Barrier™ significantly decreases the amount of foreign objects that enter the runway. The blocking mechanism is placed onto the runway shoulders creating a barrier between the paved track and the unpaved areas of the runway.
After years of development, this product then went through a process of rigorous testing across three Israeli Air Bases for 3 years. The Air Force ran multiple in-house tests to give certification for installation across runways and taxiways. They tested everything from collapsibility, drainage and jet-blast resistance to life span of the materials. Both commercial and combat aircraft were serviced along with helicopters ultimately creating a solution that is effective and seamless with all airfield routine operations.
Israeli Air Force statistics show a reduction by 80% of FOD cases in IAF bases when using our patented technology. As a result, the safety level and operational availability significantly increased as well as heavily reducing aircraft maintenance costs.
FOD is a common problem in the aviation industry, yet all current efforts are invested in detection and removal technologies.
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Our product is placed on the runway shoulders preventing jet-blast, gusts of wind and drainage from hazards entering the runway. The FOD Barrier is based on technology developed in-house and has globally registered patents.
Results Show an 80% decrease in damages and a 23% increase in aircraft availability.