For more than 60 years, BDI has offered the airport industry a full selection of jet blast deflectors ranging from light-duty for taxi operations to heavy-duty models for engine run-ups. BDI’s aim is to provide innovative, customized solutions for jet blast protection that meet customers’ budgets. BDI does this with passion and competence, and with the highest levels of technology, quality and safety.
BDI deflectors are constructed of heavy-duty, hot-dip galvanized steel. All designs are modular and can easily be relocated or reconfigured as requirements change. The most common type of jet blast deflector is BDI’s curved design, which has been the industry standard since 1957, although BDI offers many other shapes and configurations to meet the requirements of our customers.
These deflectors protect GSE, roadways, parking areas, buildings and personnel from jet blast produced by aircraft maneuvering on taxiways and aprons.
BDI offers many different models to protect sensitive areas from jet blast. The height of the deflector is determined by our engineers based on the aircraft position, aircraft type, power level and any additional specific customer requirements. Most of BDI’s models are constructed of heavy-duty, hot-dip galvanized steel. All designs are modular and can easily be relocated or reconfigured when requirements change.
The industry standard is BDI’s curved deflector with solid panels, which offers maximum aerodynamic performance. Other versions offered by BDI include vertical and angled deflectors with expanded metal (mesh).
A run-up deflector is utilized by airlines, MRO operations and aircraft manufacturers when high-power engine run–ups need to be performed safely. Both heavy-duty and aerodynamically efficient, BDI’s range of run-up deflectors meet the demands of all aircraft types.
BDI’s design team carefully studies each project to determine the optimal deflector type and configuration. When run-up noise is a factor, BDI can offer ground run-up enclosure (GRE) technology, which combines an aerodynamically-shaped jet blast deflector with noise-absorptive acoustic walls.
BDI’s range of temporary and moveable deflectors provides contractors and airports with flexibility and improved safety in airside construction environments. Various heights and shapes are available to suit any project requirement. A moveable deflector avoids the need for permanent civil work.
Moveable types of BDI jet blast deflectors for temporary applications:
BDI was selected by Austin Bridge and Road to design and supply an End Around Taxiway Visual Screen at DFW in July of 2019.
The airport received a $4 million grant from the State of Florida for the noise-reducing, aircraft testing GRE facility.
The BDI portable blast fence and deflectors are a key element to facilitate construction during active airside operations.
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