Aviation FOD Awareness Training

FightGround Operations 10

Brochure ButtonSooner or Later! Foreign Object Debris becomes Foreign Object Damage!

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) each year costs the aviation industry many millions of dollars. In the vicinity of aircraft FOD has the potential to cause problem to the aircraft with the possibility of being ingested into the aircraft engine, which can result in damage to the aircraft or cause an accident.

FOD Removal is an ICAO Requirement ! ICAO Annex 14 (Chapter 10, paragraph 10.2.1) states that "The surface of pavements (runways, taxiways, aprons and adjacent areas) shall be kept clear of any loose stones or other objects that might cause damage to aircraft structures or engines, or impair the operation of aircraft systems."

The primary purpose of this training is to provide a thorough understanding of the dangers which are faced due to Foreign Object Debris and the potential for Foreign Object Damage. In particular the importance of taking responsibility and acting proactively to prevent and remove any FOD observed.


- What is “FOD”
- FOD Poses a Safety Hazard
- Definitions
- How is Airside & other FOD Generated?
- How to Control the FOD Problem
- The Airport Role
- Airport Ramp & Runway Debris Control
- The Airline Role
- The responsibility of the Maintenance Worker
- Tool Control Procedures
- Parts Protection and Materials handling
- Controlling Hardware
- The Responsibility of Ramp Staff
- Developing Housekeeping Procedures and
ensuring Best Practice
- Developing FOD Critical Control Area
- Developing FOD Training Requirements
- Conclusions


This course is suitable for any person who is working in the vicinity of aircraft, working on aircraft or working anywhere where there is potential exposure to Aircraft Parking Bays, Maintenance Areas, Runways or Taxiway’s.


A background in an aviation environment.


To fully appreciate the exposure which we face in respect of FOD;
To understand our personal role and obligations to prevent FOD at all times.


Course type: Presentation without voice over. 

Duration equivalent to half-day classroom training
Category: Operations
Price: 63 EUR


This course is part of the following programs:
Quality & Safety for EASA Compliant Operations Staff Learning Path Diploma
Flight & Ground Operations Learning Path Diploma
Safety Management Systems for Flight Operations Safety Managers Learning Path Diploma
Part 145 Training Package for CAT A Certifying Staff


3 to 5 courses/delegates - 5%
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11 to 24 courses/delegates - 15%
25 to 49 courses/delegates - 20%
> 50 courses/delegates - 25%

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