Blast Deflectors, Inc.

Jet blast and noise specialists since 1957

Featured Projects

Calgary International Airport
A tall deflector at Air Canada's maintenance facility

Calgary International Airport

Alberta, Canada

Owner: Calgary Airport Authority

A 19' (5.79m) tall jet blast barrier for full power run ups of B767, RJ700 and A320 aircraft at Air Canada's maintenance facility.

Deflector Model: G19M-3; Overall Length: 282' (85.95m);
Deflector Height: 19' (5.79m); End Wall Height: 12' (3.66m);
Installation: Mar 2010

Southern California Logistics Airport
Over 700ft of deflector for a full power engine run-up area

Southern California Logistics Airport

Victorville, California

Owner: City of Victorville

This deflector is suitable for use with all aircraft running with wing engines. An "L" shaped design was required in order to run in two primary wind directions. The area is being used to test the new GEnx aircraft engine along with other GE prototypes.

Deflector Model: U19-3; Overall Length: 738' (224.94m);
Deflector Height: 19' (5.79m); End Wall Height: 12' (3.65M);
Installation: Nov 2009

Emirates Airlines
The Emirates Airlines GRE is the largest facility BDI has built to date

Emirates Airlines

Dubai, U.A.E.

Owner: Emirates Airlines

The Emirates Airlines GRE is the largest facility BDI has built to date. The GRE was designed for all wing-engine aircraft up to the A380. The facility was required to accommodate the airlines new fleet of A380 aircraft.

Model: GRE; Installation: Jun 2008

FedEx at Memphis International Airport
Ground run-up enclosure at the FedEx maintenance facility

FedEx at Memphis International Airport

Memphis, Tennessee

Owner: Federal Express

Ground run-up enclosure sized for up to B777 aircraft at the FedEx maintenance facility. Structure was designed to reduce the acoustic impact produced during engine tests on the surrounding community.

Model: GRE; Installation: Jun 2009

Madrid Barajas International Airport
Taxi power deflector at Barajas T4

Madrid Barajas International Airport

Madrid, Spain

Owner: AENA

BDI deflectors protect an airport road from aircraft turning into gates. Although the galvanized steel requires no maintenance this project required the deflectors to be painted for aesthetic and safety reasons.

Deflector Model: G14NB-6; Overall Length: 1512' (460m); Deflector Height: 14' (4.27m); Installation: May 2004

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
A 19ft tall three-sided deflector suitable for running Gulfstream aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Savannah, Georgia

Owner: Gulfstream

A 19ft tall three-sided deflector suitable for running Gulfstream aircraft at full power in various orientations depending on wind conditions. The jet blast barrier was part of a new engine check pad at the Gulfstream facility.

Deflector Model: U19-3; Overall Length: 156' (47.5m); Deflector Height: 19' (5.79m); End Wall Height: 12' (3.66m); Installation: May 2007

Portable Deflector
Portable blast screen

Portable Deflector

Manchester, United Kingdom

This portable blast screen was installed on individual sections of concrete foundation that can be easily moved with a forklift. This deflector is rated for taxi power operations and provided visual transparency. This solution is ideal for protecting temporary operations (construction projects, etc.) at the airport, when regular reconfiguration of the deflector is needed.

Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado
The jet blast barrier protects the rear wall from hazardous jet blast.

Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado

Bogota, Colombia

Owner: OPAIN

The first ever Stabile Flow™ facility in South America was installed in at the El Dorado Airport in Bogotá , Colombia. The project is part of a modernization project and a new maintenance area being installed at the west end of the airport.

The first test was done on March 23, 2011 with an Avianca A330.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19/35; Installation: Feb 2011

Memphis International Airport
Ground run-up enclosure of C-5A aircraft

Memphis International Airport

Memphis, Tennessee

The Tennessee Air National Guard required a facility to harbor its C-5A, one of the largest military aircraft, during full power engine testing. The BDI facility significantly reduces the acoustic impact on the surrounding community.

Model: GRE; Installation: Sep 2008

Aviano Air Base
New deflector for full power runups of F16 aircraft with F110 engine

Aviano Air Base

Aviano, Italy

The standard distance between the deflector location and the engine nozzle is 60' (18.29m). Due to the position of the existing anchoring system, which required a special version of the GS12-2. Modifications include stainless steel sheets and additional structural steel.

Deflector Model: GS12-2; Overall Length: 48' (14.6m); Deflector Height: 12' (3.66m); End Wall Height: 8' (2.44m); Installation: Jan 2006

Suvarnabhumi International Airport
A B777 performing a ground run-up in BKK.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Bangkok,Thailand

Owner: Airports of Thailand (AOT)

The Bangkok facility is one of the largest Stabile Flow™ ground run-up enclosures (GRE) ever constructed. The installation was built to accommodate the A380 and will be used for aircraft maintenance operations. The GRE allows for full power engine run-ups in various wind conditions and protects the surrounding community from the high decibel ground run-up noise created during engine testing.

Spirit of St. Louis Airport

Spirit of St. Louis Airport

Chesterfield, Missouri (USA)

Owner: Spirit of St. Louis Airport Authority

A new GRE was opened at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri (USA) on November 18, 2011. This GRE will be used by a wide variety of general aviation aircraft ranging from small, single-engine piston to large jet aircraft.

Sofia International Airport
A B737 prepares to perform a run-up.

Sofia International Airport

Sofia, Bulgaria

Owner: Sofia International Airport

Ground run-up enclosure sized for up to B767 aircraft at the Sofia International Airport. Structure was designed to reduce the acoustic impact produced during engine tests on the surrounding community.

Model: GRE; Installation: Dec 2008

Vancouver International Airport
A turboprop aircraft performs night time ground run-up.

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver, Canada

Owner: Vancouver Airport Authority

Canada's first Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) was constructed at the airports South Terminal. A massive three-sided steel facility the GRE will reduce noise from engine run-ups on the nearby community of Richmond.

Model: GRE Installed February 2012

Ezeiza International Airport
An Aerolineas A340 prepares to perform a run-up in front of the Ezeiza jet blast deflector.

Ezeiza International Airport

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Owner: AA2000

This is BDI's first jet blast deflector installation in Argentina. The deflector was required to protect a new hangar that is being constructed at the Aerolineas Argentina maintenance facility. The deflector increases available ramp space and allows the operator to perform high power engine checks in a safe location adjacent to the maintenance hangars.

Fiberglass Jet Blast Deflector
New BDI fiberglass jet blast deflector installed at the end of a runway.

Fiberglass Jet Blast Deflector

T.F. Green Airport

BDI recently announced the introduction of a new line of jet blast deflectors designed specifically for use with Instrument Landing System (ILS) localizers and NavAids. BDI has since successfully supplied and installed this new fiberglass deflector model at the T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island. The project was part of the Runway End 16-34 Safety Area Improvement The new jet blast deflector, which is made of heavy duty fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), maintains the same curved aerodynamic shape that BDI has utilized for over 55 years.