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Abu Dhabi International Airport Holds Its 3rd Foreign Object Debris Pickup Walk
(10 November 2019)
Employees from Abu Dhabi Airports and stakeholders participated in the Foreign Object Debris (FOD) pickup walk


Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) held its 3rd Foreign Object Debris (FOD) pickup walk, on Monday, 28 October 2019. The activity raised awareness of aviation safety and security standards among airport staff, ensuring the safe ongoing operation at the airport.  

During the FOD pickup walk, 105 attendees from Abu Dhabi Airports’ executives, employees and stakeholders walked across the runway of Abu Dhabi International Airport, where they collected objects and debris that could potentially cause aircraft damage.

The participants received a briefing about the activity and its purpose before commencing the pickup walk on the runway. Following the activity, the group gathered for a thorough debriefing session, where participants declared that no FOD was observed on the runway.

Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, Bryan Thompson, said: “I would like to thank all our colleagues for their efforts in taking part in the FOD pickup walk. The FOD pickup walk reflects our commitment to safety and security, as they are our top priority at Abu Dhabi International Airport. We continuously encourage our employees to actively work with safety in mind for themselves and their colleagues.”

“At Abu Dhabi Airports, we continuously work to enhance our health and safety practices as part of our drive to become the world’s leading airports group. With this in mind, we regularly raise awareness about risk management to staff in order to maintain safety practices and procedures across all operational environments at our airports,” added Thompson.

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