17-Nov-2010 11:21 AM

Dubai Airport launches campaign against foreign object damage

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) announced it is conducting a month-long campaign to increase safety awareness at Dubai International Airport (Gulf News, 16-Nov-2010). DCAA stated it is seeking to avoid incidents due to foreign object damage, which it believes costs the industry an USD1.1 billion-2 billion p/a in direct costs, and 10 times as much in indirect costs from delays, aircraft changes, incurred fuel costs and unscheduled maintenance.