Varec's Automated Foreign Object Debris Detection System
Surface detection units provide ground level bird detection and patented software automatically recognizes and separates birds from other FOD types
No more time spent searching the runway, Send your ops team to the exact location of the FOD
For Critical Areas
A scalable system for detection and monitoring of FOD at critical intersections and other airport FOD hotspots.
Varec provides a Foreign Object Debris Detection (FODD) system that reduces runway downtime while increasing runway safety, allowing you to increase capacity and efficiency.
Airports across the world are seeing increased demand for air transport, which creates many operational challenges for airport management teams. One of the most critical challenges is finding ways to increase throughput when the runway infrastructure footprint is restricted. When no more runways can be built, then the only option is to increase capacity on the existing infrastructure.
But how can you increase capacity at the operational level without impacting safety? How can you find increased efficiency from an already tight flight schedule? Each day, aircraft face various forms of runway-based safety hazards including birds, wildlife, and a wide range of foreign object debris (FOD). Time must be allocated for safety checks to ensure FOD is not present on runway, apron, and ramp areas. The winter season can be especially challenging, causing additional lost efficiency and increased danger from FOD, mainly due to impaired view of the runway during rain, fog, ice, and snow.
Approved by the FAA
FODD, as manufactured by Varec is Buy America Act (BAA) waiver-approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ensuring availability to U.S. government and aviation transit authorities.
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