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The FAA Circular

The FAA have published an Advisory Circular (AC 150/5220-24) on FOD detection equipment. This means that some of the cost of a FOD detection system is now eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funding. Download (PDF)

Feature article: System Deployment

When considering a FOD detection system thought has to be given to where the system can be deployed on the airfield. In this article we use an example to show how the Tarsier and iFerret systems could be deployed at Hartsfield–Jackson, the busiest airport in the US Read more


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