AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, Director of HSIA, Dilara Ahmed, Chairman of AOC and other officials of the airport authority, CAAB and all the airlines are seen at the FOD Awareness Event
Dhaka : Airline Operators Committee (AOC) of Bangladesh organised FOD Awareness Event on October 21 at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Officials of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, HSIA airport authority and all airlines participated in the event where they cleaned foreign object debris off the airport's runway.
Wing Commander AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, Director of HSIA attended the event as a special guest while Dilara Ahmed, Chairman of AOC conducted the programme.
FOD stands for Foreign Object Debris. In aviation, foreign object debris is any article or substance, alien to an aircraft or system, which could potentially cause damage, said the Director. "These are potential flying hazards."
Hence, this drill of FOD cleaning is very common in the aviation industry. As part of it, HSIA organises this drill once or twice every month to ensure aviation safety.
Among the volunteers, those who collected the most debris were also handed over attractive gifts.