Blast Deflectors, Inc. (BDI) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of jet blast deflectors and ground run-up enclosures for airports.
With over 60 years of experience in the aviation industry, our solutions use patented components and proven designs with a spotless track record of success. BDI supports projects from the very early planning phases with site evaluation, blast impact studies, CFD analyses, acoustic analyses, budgets, and guide specifications. Contractors and owners benefit from BDI’s diverse capabilities to offer turnkey jet blast deflector and ground run-up enclosure projects.
We add real value to our clients and customers by providing extensive technical support from our locations around the world. Supported by a team with a diverse background in engineering, acoustics, aerodynamics and project management, BDI understands the complexity of airport projects involving jet blast and ground run-up issues. Our operations are carried out in accordance with an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system that is third-party accredited and audited.
Let BDI’s 60 years of experience benefit your project.
- Jet Blast Deflectors
- Jet Blast Fences/Barriers
- Ground Run-up Enclosures
- Visual Screens
- FOD Barriers
- Acoustic Barriers
Jet Blast Deflectors
For more than 60 years, BDI has offered the airport industry a full selection of jet blast deflectors and jet blast fences 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. Our custom-designed jet blast deflector solutions can meet unique project requirements. Whether it’s a jet blast deflector, a jet blast fence or a jet blast wall, BDI offers a proven, practical and effective solution.
Ground Run-Up Enclosures
As the aviation industry has evolved, so too has the responsibility that airports have in being considerate community members. Communities near airports expect solutions to reduce the acoustic impacts of all operations, including run-up noise, created by aircraft. Maintenance run-ups typically create a greater noise nuisance than actual takeoffs and are often scheduled at night. This can result in noise complaints from the community and creates a serious public relations problem for airport officials. Fortunately, a GRE that is both acoustically and aerodynamically functional can address this issue.
BDI pioneered a cost-effective, technologically-advanced solution for ground run-up noise attenuation. We offer ground run-up enclosure (GRE) facilities that use patented components, proven designs, and have a spotless track record of successful installations. BDI’s philosophy is to balance project technical requirements with practical solutions.
Every GRE project requires a customized approach due to the unique conditions and circumstances that exist at each airport and surrounding community. BDI understands the complicated dynamics of a GRE project, which often includes many diverse parties, each with a different background and agenda. In addition to being the turnkey supplier, BDI’s role involves facilitating teamwork among the owners, facility users, consultants, regulatory agencies and the local community. BDI has learned through experience what is necessary to elicit cooperation from all involved.