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FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD)

Everything seen on heliport-helidek platforms is a FOD. Caps, rags, pieces of stone, plastic cups, etc ... live animals on the piste are also "FOD". (Birds, frogs, snakes, etc ..).These can also damage the engines of the helicopters during landing and departure. In heliport-helideck areas, material and floor non-slip paintings such as swelling and cracking are risking flight operations. Heliport-helidek area personnel helicopter palynes are damaging these foreign materials in violent winds. Before the final approach of the helicopter and before starting the engine, all personnel with an accident victim team must make a foreign material search.