Heathrow Airport leads inaugural FOD conference
Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
London's Heathrow Airport has played host to aviation industry leaders from around the world as part of the first ever conference regarding foreign object debris (FOD) detection.
Loose objects on airfields and runways are thought to cost the sector billions of pounds each year, in addition to posing a risk to safety.
Heathrow Airport convened the conference in order to formulate ways in which the industry can collaborate to tackle the issue and delegates were educated on the latest developments in the battle against FOD.
Airside operations director for the hub Colin Wood hailed the symposium as a "great success".
"The ultimate aim across the industry is to eliminate FOD at its various sources and delegates gained a unique insight into the different approaches taken," he said.
Last month, Heathrow Airport revealed its ongoing efforts in helping passengers reduce their carbon footprint when travelling, which include smart metering, improving energy efficiency and opting for greener energy supplies.