Airline Operators Committee-Nepal to organize “FOD WALK CAMPAIGN” at TIA

Posted on by Suman Karki

Airline Operators Committee of Nepal (AOCN) in collaboration with the Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office (TIACAO) is going to organize a “FOD WALK CAMPAIGN” within the vicinity of TIA on coming 13th October 2017 starting from 0730 to 0900 local time.

The walk campaign will cover TIA Domestic and International Ramp, Apron along with the Taxiway from H to G and A to F.

The main purpose of the “FOD WALK CAMPAIGN” is to generalize the awareness of safety risk associated with the FOD (Foreign Object Debris) and also to enhance the concept of the FOD management for the service providers.

The organizing committee with the motto “FOD IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY” has expected maximum participation on the campaign from related aviation authorities so that the campaign will be successful to spread the motivated message.

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is not a new problem in the vicinity of Tribhuvan International Airport.  With the presence of FOD, there is always high risk to cause injury to persons and cause damage to the aircraft and their equipment.  The presence of rubber deposits in the runway, bird strikes and different runway corner cracks have caused terrible problems and accidents which has produced colossal loss and damage.

While safety in the air is necessary, the biggest challenge to aviation safety has been on the ground. So, the “FOD WALK CAMPAIGN” is expected to create some awareness to related concerns on the risk developed by Foreign Object Debris in the flight operation.

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Suman Karki

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