January 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

Mike Corne, eCube Solutions

Jason Reed, GA Telesis LLC

Gary Spoors, GJD Services Ltd.

Nigel Marsh, Rolls-Royce plc

Philippe Fournadet,
Tarmac Aerosave SAS
AFRA Staff
Hans Craen
Executive Director

Laura Dwulet
General Manager

David Bernstein
Industry Affairs Coordinator 

Industry News
"Though end-of-life is now part of the design process, there are still issues for the industry to resolve, including breaking down composite material and the need-or not-for regulation..."
- Airlines International

"As data becomes more prevalent in aircraft operations and maintenance, industry is moving quickly to put in place processes and procedures to collect, analyze, and take action on what is being learned..."
  - Aviation Week

"The question, will digital twinning play a more important role in aircraft health monitoring? has been asked with increasing regularity in the MRO industry in the past few years..."
- MRO-Network
AFRA Committee Updates
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!

January 31 -
February 1, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

February 14-15, 2018
Panama City, Panama

April 10-12, 2018
Orlando, FL, USA

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Association Update 
From Hans Craen, AFRA Executive Director
Dear All,
On behalf of the AFRA secretariat, I want to wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2018! 2017 has been a very interesting year for AFRA and we will continue on the same path for the year ahead of us. This newsletter will be one of the ways to keep you informed on the activities of AFRA as well as providing updates on topics of general interest to our industry.
In particular, we will use this newsletter to inform you on the current discussions in the European Union on circular economy and waste management which will give AFRA the opportunity to position itself in a proactive and constructive way. In parallel, we will continue to work on the BMP and the accreditation programme which are our flagships in showcasing an industry that is taking up its responsibility to continuously improve end-of-life management of aircraft.
On behalf of the secretariat, we are looking forward to continued collaboration with AFRA members in 2018 as well with the wider network of stakeholders to further promote the interests of the industry.
Best regards,
Hans Craen
Association Updates

Last Chance to Fill Out
AFRA's Government Affairs Survey!

AFRA is regularly involved in monitoring government and regulatory activities to best support AFRA and its membership, and to strengthen AFRA's position as an industry leader. 

We need your feedback! We take our responsibility seriously and are committed to drive results that provide a positive outcome for you and your company. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate you taking the time to take this quick survey:

Government Affairs Program

The Committee is in the process of finalizing a policy position statement on the Circular Economy and is also working on putting together a strategic roadmap for 2018.

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

AFRA BMP Development Committee

The BMP Guide 3.3 was recently fully implemented into the accreditation program. If you'd like to get involved in the Committee and be added to the participant list, please contact staff

AFRA Communications Committee

The Communications Committee recently contributed content to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) publication,  Airlines International, on an article concerning aircraft recycling. The Committee will be holding its next teleconference on Thursday, January 18 at 10:30am ET. If you are interested in participating,    please  contact staff.

AFRA R&D Committee

The R&D Committee holds monthly teleconferences as we work toward our research initiatives.  To learn more about AFRA R&D and to join the committee visit  the R&D page of the website or contact staff

Save the Date for ASA AFRA Annual Conference

If you have ideas for topics/speakers to include on this year's agenda, or if you are interesting in participating as part of the planning committee, please contact David Bernstein.

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. 
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