FOD


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FOD

/fod/ [Abbreviation for "Finger of Death", originally a spell-name from fantasy gaming] To terminate with extreme prejudice and with no regard for other people. From MUDs where the wizard command "FOD <player>" results in the immediate and total death of <player>, usually as punishment for obnoxious behaviour. This usage migrated to other circumstances, such as "I'm going to fod the process that is burning all the cycles." Compare gun.

In aviation, FOD means Foreign Object Damage, e.g. what happens when a jet engine sucks up a rock on the runway or a bird in flight. Finger of Death is a distressingly apt description of what this generally does to the engine.
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CVW-17 and CVN 70 leadership imposed a proactive plan that resulted in a drastic reduction of engine FOD removals.
FODetect is an automated FOD solution collocated with runway edge lights and is the most powerful solution available today to improve runway safety, operational efficiency and increase runway capacity.
Preventing this type of FOD requires aggressive, deckplate-level leadership, ensuring personnel adhere to the command's FOD policy.
FOD IS AIRCRAFT DAMAGE OR A MALFUNCTION CAUSED BY A FOREIGN OBJECT OR DEBRIS.
Since the advent of the jet engine era, FOD has been a constant threat to pilots," said NAFPI President Richard Bell of Northrop Grumman.
The FOD Control Corporation has responded to this call by creating the new FOD Control Discussion Group on its web-site, www.
The war against FOD is not just limited to the flight deck.
New audiotext support takes more complete advantage of the voice capabilities that are already part of the FOD system.
Borland will deliver the tools needed to manage FOD Finance's application lifecycle, primarily through Borland's role-based, process-centric Core SDP platform.
I was getting ready for bed that night when I first realized my keys were not in my FOD pouch.
The FOD Conference will bring together experts to discuss one of the aerospace industry's gravest concerns: potential damage to products by foreign debris and how it can be prevented.
This issue features a series of stories on the FOD problem we all face, and the battle we engage in every day.