How do jet planes avoid foreign objects from being sucked into their engine air intakes especially near the tarmac?

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Answer by Thomas Zerbarini:

Another interesting tool that is used to sweep for FOD is a magnetic bar installed on baggage tugs.

It's quite effective at removing metal from ramp areas where baggage tugs operate and drop most of the metal FOD falling off passenger luggage.

Thomas Zerbarini

How do jet planes avoid foreign objects from being sucked into their engine air intakes especially near the tarmac?

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