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Maximizing Space, Minimizing Danger

By focusing exclusively on solutions for jeb blast and noise attenuation, BDI has gained a clear understanding of the issues airport planners face today. Planning is a major challenge for Airport Operations Area (AOA) designers, particularly when demands for expansion increase while usable space is limited. BDI jet blast deflectors greatly reduct the space required between aircraft and jet blast-sensitive areas such as buildings, parking areas, taxiways and baggage handling areas. AOA management is dramatically improved with the use of BDI deflectors by providing more flexibility in planning airside space without sacrificing safety.

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Cost Saving Advantage

Outstanding Longevity: typically over 20 years. Easily Transported: components are packaged for easy handling and shipped either on flatbed trucks or in ocean containers. Easy Installation: pre-engineered components require no special tools or equipment for a quick and efficient installation. Versatility: deflectors can be used as perimeter security fencing. They can also be relocated, extended or reconfigured when requirements change. Maintenance-Free: material features a thick galvanized coating and locking feature.

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JBD Specialists

Since 1957 BDI has been the only company in the world to offer a full line of blast deflectors suitable for all types of military and commercial aircraft. This diverse range of deflectors includes light duty taxi/breakaway power models, heavy duty full-power run-up models and afterburner modeles. BDI deflectors, which offer protection from aircraft exhaust by redirecting jet blasts upward, are design for use with the latest aircraft models such as the F-35, the Eurofighter, the A380, the B747-8 and the B-787.

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Customer Driven Innovation

BDI seeks optimum results exclusively for the aviation industry by focusing on customer-driven design solutions. This is evident in BDI's commitment to providing a customized solution for each project, post-installation follow-up and careful product monitoring. BDI has always encouraged technical feedback from its customers, which has resulted in continuous product innovation and improvement. To ensure BDI's product line is relevant to all aircraft types, BDI carefully monitors developments by commercial airframe manufacturers. With a database dating back more than 50 years, BDI has instant access to specifications of past projects. This makes the process smoother for repeat clients who require updates or modifications to existing BDI products.

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Consultant to Airport Consultants

BDI engineers work with airports or consultants to product specifications for each project. BDI team members, some with more than 30 years of aviation industry experience, are available for site evaluation, foundation recommendations and plan development. Early involvement in a JBD project allows BDI to offer strategic input on deflector options, project layout, budget and guide specifications—all instrumental to a successful project. BDI's expertise is a valuable resource for airport consultants; we have focused on aircraft jet blast solutions since the origins of jet aircraft in commercial aviation. BDI works with airport consultants and planners from world and is an active participant with the Airport Consultants Council, The Airports Council International and the American Association of Airport Executives.

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Taxi Power Series

Utilized to protect ground support, roadways, parking areas, buildings and people from jet blast produced by aircraft using taxiways and aprons. These models, which are available in curved and vertical configurations, are designed to withstand taxi and breakaway power from all types of aircraft.

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High Power Run-Ups

These models are typically used in maintenance areas where high power engine run-ups are regularly performed. These are also used at runway ends. These deflectors can withstand jet thrust in excess of 115,000 pounds, which is currently the maximum produced by a commercial jet engine (i.e. the GE90-115B used on the B777-300ER).

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NavAid-Friendly Deflectors

BDI’s series of reliable fiberglass deflectors are specifically designed for use at runway ends in front of instrument landing systems. The nonferrous, fiberglass reinforced plastic deflector does not interfere with instrument approach systems and provides exceptional jet blast protection. The curved aerodynamic design was adapted from BDI’s steel series, which has more than 55 years of proven success. With thousands of successful installations around the world, BDI has been an industry leader since 1957.

  • Field Proven Aerodynamics
  • Nonferrous Material
  • ILS Compatible
  • Radar Transparent
  • Ease of Installation
  • Maintenance Free
  • UV Resistant
  • Aesthetic Options

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Mitigating Maintenance Run-Up Noise

The aviation industry has changed significantly in the past 20 years. The dramatic increase in air traffic worldwide has increased the number of take-off power ground run-ups and the noise they generate. 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 create a serious public relations problem for airport officials. BDI pioneered a cost-effective, technologically-advanced solution for ground run-up noise attenuation.

We offer turnkey design-build GRE facilities that use patented components, proven designs and a spotless track record of successful installations. BDI's revolutionary ground run-up enclosures are suitable for all aircraft including the A380, B-777, and B-787. The combination of aerodynamically advanced Stabile Flow™ design with the effectiveness GRE with very high usability and noise reduction.


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Focusing on Results

Every GRE project requires a customized approach due to the unique conditions and circumstances that exist at each airport and surrounding community. The process begins with a study by BDI acoustical and aerodynamic engineers that addresses site characteristics, meteorological factors, terrain details and aircraft specifications. This information becomes the core of the design and is carefully considered throughout the project.

BDI understands the complicated dynamics of a GRE project, which often include 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 parties. This typically includes owners, users, consultants, regulatory agencies and the local community. BDI has learned through experience what is necessary to elicit cooperation from all involved.

For a complimentary analysis of how BDI technology can mitigate ground run-up noise problems, please contact us. BDI's philosophy is based on providing our customers with the highest quality products and services that match BDI's international reputation of performance and value earned over the last 50+ years.

This reputation includes technically sound designs, timely deliveries, professional installation and outstanding after-sale customer service.


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Lynnco JBD

Historically, GRE designs placed square walls around the aircraft with little regard for aerodynamic performance. Jet blast was deflected using porous screens or integrated sloped rear walls. This resulted in a GRE that could be used successfully in only extremely limited wind conditions due to turbulence at the engine inlet, which can lead to dangerous stalls and surges. The acoustical benefits of a GRE are lost if an aircraft cannot use a facility in diverse wind conditions.

BDI's revolutionary ground run-up enclosures are suitable for all aircraft including the A380, B-777, and B-787. The combination of the aerodynamically advanced Stabile Flow™ design with the effectiveness of Noiseblotter™ acoustic panels provides a stable, effective GRE with very high usability and noise reduction.


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Stablile Flow™

Recognizing the aerodynamic issues affecting successful high power run-ups within acoustic enclosures, BDI began an extensive development program using scale and computer modeling to develop a new approach in GRE technology. The resulting Stabile Flow™ design drastically improves GRE usability in adverse wind conditions.

By reducing vortex formation at the walls, pressure buildup at the rear of the aircraft, and inlet pressure drops, the Stabile Flow™ system assures appropriate flow conditions are maintained at the engine inlet and that exhaust recirculation is minimized.


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Noiseblotter™ Panels

BDI's patented Noiseblotter™ panels were designed specifically for control of the low frequency noise generally associated with aircraft ground run-ups. They feature a high transmission loss (STC) of 36 and effective absorption of low frequency noise. These panels have a demonstrated noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of 1.25 and maintain an absorption coefficient of 1.0 at 100 Hz. The use of non-hydroscopic materials and acoustically transparent wrap materials assures a long, maintenance-free life.


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Mission Critical Technology

Since its inception in 1957, Blast Deflectors, Inc. has been providing jet blast and run-up noise solutions for military projects. With more than 50 years of experience handling military projects, BDI are the experts at resolving the many unique challenges these types of projects present.

BDI supplies a full line of deflectors for military applications ranging from taxi-power deflectors for aircraft such as the C-130, KC-135 and C-5, to full power run-up stands for the most advanced fighters like the F-22 and F-35 aircraft. BDI's design and engineering team are capable of meeting the constantly evolving requirements of military projects worldwide.


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Taxi Power Series

JBD's for taxi/breakaway power operations provide a safe area during ramp movements and maximize usable ramp space. These deflectors range in height depending on the aircraft mix and the area requiring protection. Projects are analyzed using simulation software to evaluate jet blast hazards and identify the ideal deflector configuration.


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High Power Run-Ups

High power run-ups are an essential part of military aircraft maintenance. After any major maintenance, an engine run-up is typically required before issuance of an exceptional release. BDI deflectors provide a safe, convenient way to perform these run-up operations. BDI provides a range of high power deflectors for all military aircraft (transport, tactical, tanker, fighter, etc...)


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Afterburner Run-Ups

BDI provides a full line of afterburner deflectors to protect the surrounding area from afterburner run-ups. These run-ups, typically on an unabated power check pad, produce tremendous amount of thrust and heat. BDI's afterburner series of deflectors provide a safe environment for these tests and minimizes jet blast hazards, fire and FOD.


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Ground Run-Up Enclosures

A Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) is a blast deflector with acoustic walls that enclose the aircraft. This technology is used when run-up noise is an issue for the surrounding community. BDI provides GRE solutions for all types of military aircraft. The GRE provides aerodynamic stability for efficient run-ups, along with patente acoustic panels for maximizing noise mitigation benefits. A GRE is effectively an open-top hush house, ideal for large cargo aircraft that cannot be accommodated in a traditional hush house.


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Singapore Airlines - Singapore

Full power blast deflector for high power run-ups with the A380 aircraft. This deflector also incorporated a 35ft tall section for high power run-ups with the number 2 engine of MD-11 and DC-10 aircraft.

Deflector Model: U19/35; Deflector Height: 19ft with a 35ft section


Emirates Airlines - Dubai, U.A.E.

Owner: Emirates Airlines
Consultant: ADPi

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


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


Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation - Savannah, Georgia

Owner: Gulfstream
Consultant: The Haskell Company

A 19ft tall three-sided deflector suitable for running Gulfstream aircraft at full power in various orientations depending on wind conditions. The deflector 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


Calgary International Airpoprt - Alberta, Canada

Owner: Calgary Airport Authority
Consultant: Hatch, Mott, MacDonald

A 19' (5.79m) tall deflector 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 - Victorville, California

Owner: City of Victorville
Consultant: URS

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


Memphis International Airport - Memphis, Tennessee

Owner: Tennessee Air National Guard
Consultant: Pond Co.

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


Portland International Airport - Portland, Oregon

Owner: Port of Portland
Consultant: HMMH

Ending a five year ban on nighttime run-ups, the Portland GRE was designed to accommodate wide body aircraft such as the MD-11 as well as narrow body and regional jets. The facility is one of the tallest GRE's built by BDI and offers very high usability despite the challenging wind conditions of the Colombia River basin.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19-3; Installation: Aug 2002


Boeing Wide Body Facility - Everett, Washington

Owner: Boeing
Consultant: HNTB & URS

BDI supplied several deflectors for high power engine run-ups at Boeings wide body facility in Everett Washington, including an all aluminum deflector for Boeings compass rose. BDI's design team developed the deflector in order to accommodate both high power run-ups and compass calibration.

Deflector Models: U19-2ALU; Overall Length: 554' (168.8m);
Deflector Height: 19' (5.79m); End Wall Height: 12' (3.66m);
Installation: Jan 2008


FedEx at Memphis International Airport - Memphis, Tennessee

Owner: Federal Express
Consultant: Ghafari & Assoc.

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


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


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.

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BDI's leading-edge technology today is a result of the pioneering work of Stanley Lynn, who founded the Lynn Engineering Company in 1946; eleven years later, a division of the company eventually became BDI.


In 1957 Stanley Lynn loaded his homemade deflector prototype into the family station wagon and drove to El Segundo Airbase. The Lynnco model E became the U.S. military standard.


The Blast Deflector Division of Lynn Engineering Co. was created in Los Gatos, California.


In the 1960s BDI began expanding into the commercial aviation market, providing jet blast solutions for aircraft maneuvering at taxi/breakaway power. Providing needed jet blast protection for roadways, building and parking areas around the airport.


In the 1970s BDI continued to innovate its product and designs to accommodate new aircraft designs and more powerful engines.


In the 1980s BDI continued providing effective solutions for jet blast protection. Designing deflectors for the full afterburner operations of the most cutting aircraft like the B-1 bomber.


In the 1990s BDI recognized a growing need for engine run-up noise abatement technology, and designed and patented its stable flow GRE technology for the Chicago O'Hare airport.


BDI continues to innovate its products and designs in order to offer the most advanced technological solutions for the worlds most cutting edge aircraft.

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