August 2018
AFRA Board of Directors
AFRA President 
Derk-Jan van Heerden, 

AFRA Vice President 
Amy Bann, 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes 

AFRA Treasurer 
Marco Gehr, 
ELG Haniel Group 

AFRA Secretary 
Kahina Oudjehani, Bombardier 

James Cobbold, Air Salvage International

Brent Webb, CAVU Aerospace

Mike Corne, eCube Solutions

Jason Reed, GA Telesis LLC 

Gary Spoors, GJD Services Ltd. 

Nigel Marsh, Rolls-Royce plc

Pierre Bonnichon, Tarmac Aerosave SAS

AFRA Staff
Hans Craen
Executive Director

Laura Dwulet
General Manager

David Bernstein
Industry Affairs Coordinator 

Gabriella Kemendi
Government Affairs Coordinator

Sam Nysetvold
Staff Associate

Industry News
"'This is as good as it gets,' says Tom Vincent, managing director of Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage, referring tot he strong growth in Asia-Pacific aviation. 'Still, I think aviation remains cyclical,' he observes."
- MRO Network

"It has long been the fastest-growing major aviation market in the world and before too long will be the biggest aviation market globally. But dealing with China, especially moving aircraft in and out of China on leases, requires some very special skills."
- MRO Network

"The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines manufactured by CFM."
- SpeedNews

AFRA Committees
Please email AFRA staff  to get involved in AFRA's committees:

*AFRA BMP Development Committee


*AFRA Communications 



*AFRA Government Affairs Committee


*AFRA R&D Committee

Upcoming Industry Events
Save The Date!

September 19-20, 2018
Rochester, NY

September 23-25, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

October 16-18, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 13-14, 2018
Madrid, Spain

February 11-12, 2019
Dubai, UAE
AFRA Advertising Opportunity
AFRA is currently offering advertisement space on its website to promote companies and services relevant to the aircraft end-of-life management industry. If your company is interested in purchasing ad space, please contact  AFRA staff . This is an opportunity to show support for the Aircraft Fleet Recycling industry and Association while also gaining valuable exposure for your company, promoting new and upcoming product offerings, or announcing relevant company news and information. Advertisement details can be found on the AFRA website.
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Association Update 
From Nigel Marsh, Rolls-Royce plc
Dear AFRA Members,

What do mobile phones, vehicles, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and aeroplanes all have in common? Well, apart from providing a service to consumers they all consume materials in their manufacture and use and can also be a source of materials at the end of their service/life. But who's making the most of this? We have only just started the journey towards being a 'sustainable' world and many are only just starting to realise that there are finite resources on the planet. The recent impact of the hot weather globally is also starting to make people literally see the consequences of some of our activities and how our lifestyles are most likely impacting less favourable outcomes.

Fortunately, we're on more of a front foot in the aero sector where we have for some time been promoting service models that encourage making the most of our material resources through  reuse, repair and refurbishment. Driven initially by the economics of the cost of ownership, there is increasing interest in how our products impact not only our carbon footprint but also our reliance on resources, some of which are critical in terms of either crustal abundance or their source, e.g. Conflict Minerals in the DRC.

So, turning to AFRA, we have a vital role to play in driving the Circular Economy and a sustainable sector. We are helping to move from take - use - dispose, to a model of reuse and recovery and to keeping materials in our own supply chain, rather than seeing them down-cycled and losing value. While we have some great credentials to share in this space, let's keep aiming to do more and to shout more about what we do. That means continuing to do what we do well but also looking for opportunities such as the recycling of newer materials like carbon fibre and composites. It's so much better being a leader rather than a follower!

Nigel Marsh

Association Event Updates
AFRA Networking Reception

Event Details
Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Time: 8-11 PM
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Please join AFRA for a networking reception during the week of ISTAT EMEA in Prague, Czech Republic! This opportunity will allow AFRA members to network and connect with industry colleagues. Please RSVP via the link included.

Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres provided by AFRA.

Note: This event is for AFRA members, but there may be an opportunity to invite guests once numbers are confirmed.
Committee Updates
Government Affairs Committee

Further to the European Commission's Communication on the Interface between Chemicals, Product and Waste, published in January 2018 as part of the mini-package on plastics, the European Commission released on 23 July a public consultation addressing the Interface between Chemicals, Product and Waste legislation and aims at assessing the reaction of stakeholders to the different options and questions posed in regard to the four main issues described in the Communication and accompanying Staff Working Document. The deadline for contributions is 29 October 2018.

The Interface poses a number of questions and proposes options to challenges related to insufficient information about substances of concern in products and waste and on how to define and track these; challenges related to substances of concern in recycled materials; and challenges related to uncertainties about how materials can cease to be waste and to improving certainty in the implementation of end-of-waste provisions.

The public consultation and questions can both be found on the European Commission's website.

The next Government Affairs Committee call will be held at 11am ET on Friday, August 31. Please contact staff if you are interested in participating.

For a report on recent policy & regulatory updates, please click   here

AFRA BMP Development Committee

The BMP Committee recently proposed version 4.0 of the BMP for approval from the Board of Directors, which was approved at the Annual Meeting of the members. This document will be circulated soon for members' reference. To get involved with this Committee, please  contact staff.

AFRA Communications Committee

A main focus of the Communications Committee is to contribute content for press releases, industry publications, and AFRA platforms. The Committee recently contributed content to a CNBC story on aircraft recycling - stay tuned for seeing that in print! If you are interested in getting involved, please  contact staff .

AFRA R&D Committee

The committee, led by its new chair Dale Smith, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is currently reviewing proposals from the participating AFRA Research Network organizations in order to make a recommendation to the Board of Directors as to which project(s) to pursue. Please contact staff if you are interested in participating in the next committee call, scheduled for 11am ET on Wednesday, September 12. 
Other News
RIC Remanufacturing ACE Awards

Nominations are now open for the RIC Remanufacturing ACE Awards, which are awarded to an inspiring person or company that is recognized for their leadership in creating positive change for the remanufacturing industry.

The ACE Awards are based on RIC's mission to ADVOCATE, COLLABORATE, and EDUCATE on behalf of the entire remanufacturing industry. RIC will be granting a $1,000 college scholarship for each award category and winners will also receive national recognition and validation from industry peers.

Nominations can be made online through August 20, 2018.
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