ACRP Synthesis 26: Current Airport Inspection Practices Regarding FOD (Foreign Object Debris/Damage)
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ACRP Synthesis 26:
Current Airport Inspection Practices Regarding FOD (Foreign Object Debris/Damage)
(2011)
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 26: Current Airport Inspection Practices Regarding FOD (Foreign Object Debris/Damage) details the components of a comprehensive FOD management program, and compiles current practices, techniques, and lists of tools available for use or those currently being used by airports for FOD inspections.

Topics

  • Transportation — Aviation
  • Transportation — Operations and Traffic Management
  • Transportation — Administration and Management
  • Transportation — Terminals and Facilities

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96 pages | 8.5 x 11
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-ix
Summary 1-2
Background 3-4
Natural Materials 5-9
Overview of Study 10-12
Inspection Areas 13-14
Prevention Techniques 15-15
Current Equipment and Technology Aavailable for Inspection 16-16
Current Airport Inspection Practices 17-18
Current Equipment and Technology Available for Detection 19-21
Foreign Object Debris Risk Assessment 22-22
Current Airport Detection Practices 23-24
Current Equipment Available for Removal 25-28
Current Airport Removal Practices 29-30
Database 31-31
Assessing Performance 32-32
Current Equipment and Technology Available for Documentation 33-34
Current Airport Documentation Practices 35-36
Human Factors 37-37
Training 38-38
Promotion 39-41
Current Airport Training, Promotion, and Management Practices 42-44
Chapter Seven - Conclusions 45-46
Acronyms 47-47
References 48-49
Bibliography 50-50
Appendix A - Participating Airports 51-51
Appendix B - Airport Survey of Inspection Practices Questionnaire 52-65
Appendix C - Survey of Manufacturer/Suppliers of Airport Inspection Technology and Equipment Questionnaire 66-70
Appendix D - Sample FOD and Damage Prevention Standard Operating Procedure 71-75
Appendix E - Sample FOD Program and Inspection Guidance 76-77
Appendix F - Sample FOD Walk Guidance 78-80
Appendix G - Sample FOD Inspection Form 81-82
Appendix H - Sample Letter of Agreement for Unplanned Runway Closures 83-85
Appendix I - Listing of Equipment and Technology for FOD Management 86-86
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 87-87

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