BKK deploys FOD system


X-Sight Systems has deployed its FODetect automated foreign object debris detection system at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

The system deployment process at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s (BKK) two runways lasted five months and was handed over after the system successfully passed a Site Acceptance Tests according to the FAA regulation for FOD detection equipment.

FODetect has also been tested by the FAA at Boston’s Logan International airport. FODetect was found to meet or exceed the highest level of performance in every parameter required by FAA regulation.

Nutt Homasavin, vice president of aviation safety at Airports of Thailand noted: “Safety and security have and always will be our top priority. We are proud to utilize a cutting edge automated FOD detection technology. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi will offer its operators, airlines and passengers the ultimate in runway safety”.

Alon Nitzan President and CEO of X-Sight Systems states: “We are delighted to handover the FODetect system to AOT. By choosing to equip their runways with Xsight’s innovative hybrid sensing solution, BKK has demonstrated a heightened commitment for safety by preventing FOD mishaps. The installed system already detected a hazardous FOD on one of the runways at the airport, which was retrieved immediately and demonstrated the system’s efficiency while contributing to runway safety”.


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