July 2018
AFRA Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce our final roster for the 2018-2019 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
"David W. Hall is co-founder and owner of MotoArt Studios, a Torrance, California business that sands, polishes, paints and redesigns retired airplane parts that began with an old propeller destined for the junkyard that was turned into a free-standing sculpture."
-NY Times

"Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft - becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets."

"U.S. independent shops may have challenges in recruiting. And they struggle with OEMs for the MRO business. But both MROs and OEMs are going after a bigger slice of a pie that is growing larger, the increasingly important U.S. outsourced MRO market."
-MRO Network

As China's emerging economy continues to grow, so too is its presence in the aerospace industry. Aviation Week shares its forecast figures for the top five China engine deliveries over the next decade.
-Aviation Week
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
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ISTAT Europe
September 23-25, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

October 16-18, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 11-12, 2019
Dubai, UAE

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Association Update 
ASA AFRA Annual Conference

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 ASA AFRA Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ! We hope you found the networking opportunities valuable and the sessions informative.  The conference presentations are available online and can be viewed here

Thank you again for attending, and we hope to see you at the 2019 ASA AFRA Annual Conference in Montreal! A special thank you to our sponsors, whose generosity helped make this event a success. 




Committee Updates
Government Affairs Committee

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.
Our #1 focus is our members' concerns and voice so 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 complete this quick, 5-question survey.
The Committee is currently looking through the responses from the membership survey and is also reviewing the aircraft dismantling regulation of the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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

AFRA BMP Development Committee

The Board of Directors approved the BMP 4.0 program revision at the AFRA Annual Meeting. A formal message of the aforementioned will be shared in the coming days. 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 collaborated with the New York Times on an article about aircraft recycling. To view the article, please click here. If you are interested in participating in the Committee and would like to be added to the participant list, please  contact staff. 

AFRA R&D Committee

The R&D Committee held an in-person meeting during the AFRA Annual Meeting on June 24 to review the status of Committee activities. Committee members will be reviewing updated proposals from the AFRA Research Network organizations and will be narrowing down the potential research topics to focus primarily on creating a recycling metric for aircraft EOL, and on researching aircraft EOL materials not currently considered recyclable. AFRA members interested in participating in the monthly Committee calls, please email AFRA staff.

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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