X-Sight Systems FODetect® Automated Foreign Object Debris Detection System has been successfully deployed and handed over to Airports of Thailand at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Foreign Object Debris (FOD) refers to any misplaced objects found on airport surfaces that could damage aircrafts, engines, tires or fuselage, presenting a risk to passenger safety, disrupting airport services, and leading to expensive repairs. FODetect is a leading automated FOD detection technology and has 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.
As Mr. Nutt, the Vice President of Aviation Safety at AOT notes: "Safety and security have and always will be our top priority. We are proud to utilize a cutting edge automated FOD detection technology. BKK will offer its operators, airlines and passengers the ultimate in runway safety."
Mr. 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 FODmishaps. 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."
About Airports of Thailand
As Thailand's airport business, AOT's main activities consist of management and airport development. Airports under its responsibility include Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport and more. Suvarnabhumi Airport was opened in 2006 and can support 45 million passengers a year, 3 million ton of cargo a year, and 76 flights per hour.
About X-Sight Systems Ltd.:
X-Sight Systems Ltd. is a provider of one of the world's leading technologies and systems for runway foreign object debris (FOD) detection in airports, and advanced sensors for surveillance, security and transportation. Xsight offers millimeter wave radar, vision sensors and advanced image processing technologies for static and mobile platforms. Xsight's FODetect® system introduces a novel concept for detecting foreign objects on airport ground movement surfaces.
About the FODetect® System:
FODetect is an automated FOD detection solution with superb detection capabilities deriving from a unique hybrid optical-radar sensing technology, advanced image processing software and close range detection. The system is embedded in Surface Detection Units (SDUs) that are co-located with the runway edge lights for easy installation. For further information please contact: Tamar Ayalon, PR manager, X-Sight Systems +972-54-9103166
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