This standard defines FOD Prevention Program requirements for organizations that design, develop, and provide aviation, space, and defense products and services; and by organizations providing post-delivery support, including the provision of maintenance, spare parts, or materials for their own products and services.
It is emphasized that the requirements specified in this standard are complementary (not alternative) to customer, and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Should there be a conflict between the requirements of this standard and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the latter shall take precedence.
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) is a major concern in the aviation, space, and defense industry. While there is a large amount of information and guidance available about the prevention of FOD, no requirements standard exists. This standard identifies FOD Prevention Program requirements that can be flowed down in contractual agreements.