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FOD has two different meaning, on the one hand it is expressed as a Foreign Object Debris (a substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system which could potentially cause damage) and on the other hand Foreign Object Damage (any damage attributed to a foreign object that can be expressed in physical or economic terms which may or may not degrade the product's required safety and/or performance characteristics). In both cases, it is understandable that any company wants to avoid that problem due to all the consequences that a FOD can cause.
The target of the company and this project is design, assemble and deliver FOD-free aircraft, also FOD zero is a requirement for aviation, that’s why in 2013 PZL started very strongly to develop some awareness, prevention, detection and continuous improvement techniques.
It is needed to understand why it is so important, because main problem is not only the quality of the products, but the safety flight, client´s trust and status of the company in front others. Therefore, it is everyone committed.
This thesis is divided into three parts: know what the problem is and why it is so important, secondly explain the solution and its basis and finally apply prevention and detection techniques in the factory. These techniques are going to be assessed in order to know the current status of implementation regarding FOD zero program.
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