Pollite offer a range of standard and custom frangible structures including FOD and ILS towers.
Foreign Object Detection (FOD) Tower
The Pollite glassfibre FOD Tower is intended for use on the airfield where foreign object detection equipment needs to be elevated.
Typically the position of the tower will require compliance with ICAO ADM Pt 6 Frangibility.
The frangible structures consist of four main upright frangible fibreglass masts, supported by a series of fibreglass cross braces, incorporating the same frangible technology used on our impact tested and approved approach masts. All towers are custom manufactured based on the height and deflection requirements of the FOD detection system used. Covering a small surface area the lightweight glassfibre structure provides excellent environmental performance and limits any electromagnetic interference. Each tower is provided complete with an access platform, GRP ladders and handrail system providing a safe working environment. Obstruction Lighting and lightning protection can be supplied as additional features to the tower as required. The tower is designed for rapid assembly.
Protecting aircraft from unauthorised unmanned aircraft has become a major priority in the industry. Drones, also known as Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) can cause major problems for aircraft.
The FOD Tower can be used to mount drone detection equipment including those based on different technologies such as: radar detection, audio detection, radio frequency detection, video detection and thermal detection, when used independently or together to provide multi-layer security.
We can also produce non-frangible drone detection towers for applications such as prisons.
Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) Towers
Pollite’s ILS Tower can be used to mount critical airfield equipment. Applications include:
- ILS glide path
- ILS localizers
- Near field monitors
- Far-field monitors
- DME antennas
The ILS towers are ICAO compliant and manufactured in our UK facility.