Jet-blast deflectors and blast fences are structures that protect the operational areas of airports from the high speed air from jet engine exhausts.
These structures are usually placed between aprons, taxi lanes and runways, and other operational areas on the air side of airports to minimize the space allowance need for a safe operation.
VALIS Jet-blast Deflectors
VALIS' jet-blast deflector range covers a full scope of technical solutions:
Opaque: deflectors which form an angled wall with a slight curvature to deflect the jet upwards;
Mesh: deflectors which are made from a metallic mesh which it self deflects the jet at angle. Mesh structures are partially transparent an allow sight from one side to other thus improving safety and security. Mesh structures can be angled, in which the structure has an angle of 60º with the ground, or they can be upright, in which the structure is upright at 90º with the ground.
ILS and radar friendly: deflectors built from glass fiber and reinforced pultruded plastic profiles that have a very low radar signature.
These different types of fences are appropriate for different uses and can be designed for specific needs in terms of aircraft and placement.
Design and engineering
Our Jetblast deflectors are designed on a bespoke bases, depending on the specification given by the clients, namely the aircraft type, the positioning of the deflector and the kind of deflector.
Tell us your blast deflection needs and we'll design a deflector to suit your requirements!