Foreign Object Debris and Damage Prevention
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This entry is extremely difficult to read in it's present unstructured format. Whilst it has some good information in it, even if it was laid out in a more user-friendly way, in my view, it doesn't succeed in getting, with clarity, to the real root of FOD control which I think has more to do with initial training than recurrent training provided that the management system for dealing with the problem is adequate. Collective responsibility will never deliver but specified shared responsibility can do!
Please see my contribution under the 'Foreign Object Debris' item regarding responsibility for specific inspection of terminal gates for FOD (or other hazard) prior to aircraft arrival.
My experience leads me to believe that clearly stated - and exercised - responsibility for FOD removal as well as for education to limit its occurrence are the keys to success. Quality audit can and should be used to check that agreed responsibilities are being effectively exercised. If a Committee can help to agree that then fine but I do not believe that committee meetings are a solution to tactical FOD control. And certainly it is entirely impractical to expect airport operators using an airport where they do not have any or many ground employees to participate in FOD committees or any other similar operational committee.--John.Milner 18:33, 16 January 2008 (CET)
Thank you for drawing my attention to this article, which is not yet complete. I got distracted and forgot to come back to it. --Ian.Wigmore 11:52, 4 February 2008 (CET)
The completed version of this article takes into account the above comments.--Ian.Wigmore 10:23, 7 February 2008 (CET)