Jet Blast Deflectors

Jet Blast Deflectors
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Blast Deflectors, Inc.

Jet Blast Deflectors

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.

  • Planning & Design Specification Support: Jet blast impact assessments to ensure compliance with FAA, CAA and ICAO guidelines / Photorealistic renderings for communicating concepts to stakeholders / Support for airspace studies, obstacle free conflicts, aerodynamic usability, etc.
  • Engineering: Continuous innovation using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) / Computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D structural models for BIM integration / Local code compliance of structural design, including anchoring systems and concrete foundations
  • Supply: ISO 9001:2015 certification ensures that the highest quality standards are followed / Global manufacturing capability offering the highest quality materials and production techniques / Custom-manufactured solutions to meet unique project requirements
  • Delivery & Installation: Jet blast deflector material can be delivered to any location via road, rail, ocean or air freight / All material is professionally packed in easily-handled bundles, pallets and/or crates / BDI’s staff of field technicians provide site assistance to ensure a smooth and efficient installation
  • Performance Verification: BDI can provide field validation of the performance of any blast deflector model / Field measurements of jet blast exhaust and air flow are compiled into a report / BDI’s R&D department uses field data to develop new products and solutions
  • Support: Inspections to check the integrity and evaluate the condition of installation. OEM re-certification available / Refurbishment and repair programs to extend service life. Spare parts inventory maintained to mitigate lead times / Archives of documentation and details from more than 1,500 past projects

Solutions for All Jet Blast Applications

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.

Light-Duty JBD for Taxi Operations

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).


  • Proven designs
  • Customized to meet project requirements
  • Heights from 6’to35’(2mto11m)
  • Compact footprint
  • Designed for dynamic jet blast loads
  • Variety of coating options
  • Many optional features
  • Corrosion resistance for long service life

Heavy-Duty JBD for Engine Run-Ups

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.


  • Designs available for all aircraft & engine types
  • Optimal aerodynamic performance
  • Configurations adapted to project requirements
  • Heavy-duty anchor system
  • Rapid installation
  • Lasting durability
  • No site welding or field fabrication required
  • Outstanding corrosion protection

Safety during Airside Construction

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:

  • Curved or vertical style with solid panels
  • Angled or vertical style with expanded metal
  • Optional factory finish in high visibility colors
  • All types can be mounted onto concrete bases and are moveable by forklift or crane

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Latest Blast Deflectors, Inc. News

Former Airport Director Andrew Solsvig Joins the BDI Team

Former Airport Director Andrew Solsvig Joins the BDI Team

BDI is pleased to announce that Andrew (Andy) Solsvig has joined its team as a Business Development Representative in its Reno, NV (USA) headquarters.

New Noise-Reducing Aircraft Test Facility Coming to Toronto Pearson

New Noise-Reducing Aircraft Test Facility Coming to Toronto Pears...

Blast Deflectors, Inc. has been selected by Bombardier to design an aircraft test facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

New EAT Visual Screen Taking Shape at DFW

New EAT Visual Screen Taking Shape at DFW

BDI was selected by Austin Bridge and Road to design and supply an End Around Taxiway Visual Screen at DFW in July of 2019.

New GRE Coming to Orlando Melbourne International Airport

New GRE Coming to Orlando Melbourne International Airport

The airport received a $4 million grant from the State of Florida for the noise-reducing, aircraft testing GRE facility.

Portable Blast Fence Crucial for Construction Safety at LaGuardia

Portable Blast Fence Crucial for Construction Safety at LaGuardia

The BDI portable blast fence and deflectors are a key element to facilitate construction during active airside operations.

Santiago Terminal Project gets BDI Deflectors

Santiago Terminal Project gets BDI Deflectors

The Santiago project is broken down into two phases, in which BDI will be supplying a total of nine areas of jet blast deflectors (JBDs).

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