Progress in solving problem of foreign object debris on runways

It is a major step towards solving the problem of foreign objects that find their way on to airport runways around the world.



The Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) has declared the automated Foreign Object Debris detection (FODetec) system, developed by Xsight Systems, fully operational at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.



The operational status was declared after evaluation and soft launch testing at the airport’s primary runway.



Yair Gannot, IAA director of aviation safety, said on May 13 that during the past nine months an average of six items a month were collected from the runway. Gannot said there was “no case of FOD found by our manual inspectors that was not earlier detected and visualised by the automated FOD detection system.



“The FOD detection system is maintained by our airfield lighting maintenance team during standard night-time maintenance windows. The system requires an average of less than one hour [of] maintenance per a period of two weeks.”



Alon Nitzan, president and CEO of Xsight, said the operational status is the best proof of the system’s capacities.



The company says the system is a comprehensive automatic FOD detection solution, uniquely embedded in surface detection units (SDUs) that are collocated with the runway edge lights. 



The system provides a close-up view of the entire runway during day and night, including during inclement weather. The system’s capabilities are based on a hybrid radar-optical sensing technology utilising optimised algorithms, advanced image processing software and close-range detection.



Scanning between each aircraft movement, FODetect not only markedly enhances safety, but also increases operational efficiency and runway capacity. The system is fully compliant with the FAA’s regulation for FOD detection, as it meets, or exceeds, the highest performance levels in every parameter required.



The system is installed on the airport’s primary 0826 runway, the first of three runways planned to be equipped with an FOD detection system.



FOD is an international problem. Certification in Israel opens the way for a means of dealing with it in a more efficient way.

, , ,

29 Responses to Progress in solving problem of foreign object debris on runways

  1. fred perry uk 30 July, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Cheers much, these records ended up being just right in my opinion. I am going to save this website regarding foreseeable future upadtes. Thank you once again.

  2. ralph lauren 30 July, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    Some sort of Fall Package sync could well be great. This would take care of unit to be able to device move as well. A lot of people hunt for this attribute from the appstore it doesn’t matter what typically the application is good for.

  3. http://janaehoefl.Cghub.com/ 4 September, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    Good day very cool website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful
    .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also?

    I’m glad to find so many helpful info right here in the submit, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  4. mobile casino no deposit required 7 September, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this web site on regular basis to obtain updated from most recent news.

  5. mobile casino no deposit required 9 September, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    Wow, this paragraph is good, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things, therefore I am going
    to convey her.

  6. ceramic roof tiles 9 September, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    You can find some affordable roofer services in Brandeton FL their
    primary goal focuses on offering the best roofing option because of its
    flat surface. Perhaps you want a more durable roof for your home,
    looking into steel might not be at the top and it should
    be braced tightly, otherwise it gets collapsed
    due to high winds. When the time comes to repair or replace
    your roof nearly as often!

  7. Aaron 9 September, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it,
    you might be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually
    come back very soon. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great work, have a nice day!

  8. http://www.faniq.com/user/SherrillMyler880/bio 10 September, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by
    searching for mobile casino no deposit

  9. No deposit Mobile Casinos 10 September, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks?
    If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very
    much appreciated.

  10. Alton 11 September, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    It’s an remarkable paragraph designed for all the internet users;
    they will obtain advantage from it I am sure.

  11. Russ 12 September, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    What’s up Dear, are you actually visiting this web page regularly,
    if so afterward you will definitely take pleasant experience.

  12. mobile casinos no deposit bonuses 13 September, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    I just like the helpful info you supply for your articles.

    I will bookmark your blog and take a look at
    once more here frequently. I’m moderately sure I will learn lots of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  13. mobile casinos no deposit required 13 September, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    It’s going to be end of mine day, but before end I am reading this enormous post to improve my knowledge.

  14. mobile casino no deposit bonus codes 16 September, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    I visited many web pages but the audio feature for audio songs existing at this web page is really wonderful.

  15. playtech casino software download 16 September, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a
    tough time locating it but, I’d like to send
    you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  16. Gonzalo 16 September, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    We’re a gaggle of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

    Your website offered us with helpful information to work on.
    You’ve performed an impressive process and our entire neighborhood shall be thankful to you.

  17. mobile casino No deposit bonus 2013 17 September, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website?
    My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my
    visitors would truly benefit from some of the information you present here.

    Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks a lot!

  18. apartmenttherapy.com 18 September, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    After checking out a few of the blog articles on your site, I honestly like your
    way of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back
    soon. Please visit my web site as well and let me know how
    you feel.

  19. Marty 18 September, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin.
    I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  20. playtech ltd uk 18 September, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    We stumbled over here from a different website and thought I may as well check
    things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to looking at your web page again.

  21. playtech casino software system 19 September, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this web site daily, this
    web page is genuinely nice and the users are
    truly sharing good thoughts.

  22. playtech Casinos uk 19 September, 2013 at 3:51 am #

    Very shortly this website will be famous amid all blog viewers, due to it’s good
    content

  23. http://www.Measuredup.com/user/battle4pike 19 September, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  24. Playtech Pro Arcade Fighting Stick 19 September, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m
    having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  25. new playtech no deposit Bonuses 19 September, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    I am genuinely happy to glance at this website posts which carries
    plenty of helpful data, thanks for providing these data.

  26. no deposit mobile casino 20 September, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  27. playtech casinos no deposit bonus 20 September, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Great work! This is the kind of info that are meant to be shared
    across the web. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this submit
    upper! Come on over and consult with my web site .
    Thank you =)

  28. new playtech casinos 2013 20 September, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I read this paragraph fully concerning the resemblance of latest and previous technologies,
    it’s amazing article.

  29. angry birds pc 1 October, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Thanks for sharing your ideas. I might also like to say that video games have been at any time evolving.
    Modern technology and revolutions have made it simpler to create authentic and enjoyable games.
    Most of these entertainment video games were not as sensible when the
    concept was being used. Just like other designs of know-how, video games
    also have had to evolve via many many years. This itself is testimony
    towards fast progression of video games.

Leave a Reply