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FODetect puts birds to flight

Originally developed to detect foreign object debris (FOD) on runways, Xsight Systems has added a new capability to its FODetect unit – it can now chase away birds. According to the Israeli company, the BirdWize remotely activated auditory deterrence allows airports to manage runway bird hazards from the convenience of an operations centre. Xsight says the […]

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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 […]

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FOD solution approved – but will the market respond?

The FAA has recently published its final performance assessment report on the FODetect system. The report follows an interim performance assessment.Results show that the hybrid sensor solution, consisting of integrated radar and electro-optical sensors, meets or exceeds the highest level of performance in every parameter required by FAA regulation.This did not surprise the developers and […]

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FOD – the automated solution

Will air forces become a major client of the Israeli automated foreign object detection (FOD) system gaining popularity at civil airports?   The answer is positive, but it seems that the process will be slow and will involve more dedicated testing.   At present, the Israeli-developed system is entering the civil airport market at a […]

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