Safety and performance of commercial aircraft in the aviation industry is critical to ensure the safety of the passengers and the crew members. Aircraft OEM’s and suppliers strive to eliminate foreign object debris (FOD) in manufacturing operations. FOD is defined by Wikipedia as “…a substance, debris, or article alien to a vehicle or system which would potentially create harm.”
Cascadia Packaging Group recently was requested by an Aerospace client to develop a reusable protective cover that was required to keep out debris during the manufacturing and shipment of a new product line to a major Aircraft OEM in the Seattle area. The existing baseline design was complex and did not offer ease of use. We developed a simpler design that offered ease of use, improved fit, and lower unit cost.