'FOD Plod' at Gibraltar Airport
Staff from the Air Terminal took part in a ‘FOD Plod’ on the aircraft stands adjacent to the Air Terminal this morning (12 June).
Although the stands are cleaned every day and inspected before every flight, it is customary to carry out a more detailed inspection periodically. This morning members of Gibraltar Air Terminal Ltd, AFRS, Gibair, BCA, ISGL and the RAF walked the whole length and collected any items of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) which was then disposed of.
FOD is a major concern to us at the airport as it can seriously damage aircraft and engines and it is essential that everyone contributes towards Flight Safety and does not drop any litter on the runway and keeps Gibraltar Airport a safe place to fly from.