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NOV 16, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Boston airport installs runway debris detectors

A new automated system to detect debris on airport runways has been installed on a runway at Boston's Logan Airport, the first in the U.S. with the technology that officials said would help prevent costly damage to aircraft and potentially save lives. Small sensors mounted on runway light fixtures continually scan the runway for debris, which can include dislodged airplane parts, chunks of asphalt and other objects, said Christa Fornarotto, associate administrator of the FAA. The deadliest accident on record linked to airplane debris occurred in Paris on July 25, 2000, when a metal strip ... Read More

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