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In aviation, the groundcrew is the support crew servicing the aircraft and the airline on the ground, as opposed to the aircrew. In airlines, ground crew members include:[citation needed] airframe and powerplant technicians, avionics technicians, ramp agents, customer service agents, and flight dispatchers. Ground crew members are responsible for clearing the runway and gate area of any debris or garbage, in order to prevent foreign object damage by an object being sucked into an engine.[citation needed] The crew visually inspects the tarmac and removes any items found; this is typically called a "FOD walk" and is done prior to aircraft arrival and departure.

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