« Back to Advisory Circulars main page

150/5210-24 - Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management

Date Issued
September 30, 2010
Responsible Office
AAS-300,  Office of Airport Safety and Operations - Airport Safety & Operations Division
Description

Provides guidance for developing and managing an airport foreign object debris (FOD) program.  In addition, this AC provides specifications for the equipment used in FOD removal operations.

The described program addresses prevention, detection, removal, and evaluation as well as strategies and practices that can help reduce FOD at airports. The guidelines presented in this AC are advisory and can be implemented at the discretion of the airport operator in accordance with the airport operator’s approved Airport Certification Manual.

This AC cancels AC 150/5380-5B, Debris Hazards at Civil Airports, dated July 5, 1996.