November 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
"With only 400 to 500 aircraft being town down each recent year, used parts have been relatively scarce and valuable. When might the parts drought end?"
- MRO Network

"The prime selfie spot for residents of [Kishangarh, India] isn't its decaying 16th -century royal fort or its world-famous marble market. It's the terminal at Kishangarh Airport - a small, low-slung building that offers a new gateway to the world."
- Washington Post
"When the C919, China's indigenous long-haul airliner, successfully completed its maiden flight in May 2017, officials were quick to announce that the country was edging closer to clinching the "crown jewels" of the modern manufacturing industry: aircraft." 
- South China Morning Post
AFRA Committees
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Upcoming Industry Events
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January 16-17, 2019
Cancun, Mexico

February 11-12, 2019
Dubai, UAE

March 10-12, 2019
Orlando, FL, USA

July 14-16, 2019
Montreal, Canada
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,

As I'm leaving Rolls-Royce at the end of the year, this is unfortunately my last newsletter and official role as a Director of AFRA. So I must start by saying what a privilege it's been to be a part of the association and thank you all for improving my knowledge of this part of the aviation value chain. I've really enjoyed being a part of an association that adds such tremendous value to the life cycle management of an aircraft. 

I'm a great supporter of sustainability and the need for product whole life thinking and so it's been really satisfying to be a part of AFRA and to learn more about our members. What you all do is so important in supporting sustainable aviation. Getting the most value from aircraft and their parts and minimising our reliance on finite resources has to be a great endeavour. Our work plays well to the modern concept of circularity. It's not that we're doing anything particularly radical, but we are a part of a meeting of minds and a growing approach to materials management across the industry, and leading rather than following. So there is much to build on and our strength is in doing this together and encouraging others through sharing best practices. We need to shout more about the positive value that we create and build a wider membership to maximise the opportunities. After all, it's an industry that will grow significantly over the coming years. 

During my short tenure as a Director I've seen some great progress in the governance of the association and we're much stronger, both as a result of a dedicated Board of Directors and the support of Kellen.  I would like to wish you all the very best in your businesses and hopefully our paths will cross again someday - that would be rather nice.

Best regards,

Nigel Marsh

Membership Updates
2019 Membership Dues

AFRA staff will be distributing invoices for 2019 membership dues shortly, so keep an eye out to be sure you remain an active member!

New AFRA Members

Welcome  ACTC  and  Spire Flight Solutions as new members to AFRA! We are thrilled to have them join and we are always looking to increase our membership to help promote sustainability in the aircraft end-of-service industry! Please contact staff if you are interested in joining AFRA.

Committee Updates
Government Affairs Committee

AFRA's Government Affairs Committee recently collaborated with Business Europe to share how AFRA contributes to a circular economy. For more information and/or to participate in this committee, please email AFRA staff.

For a more detailed report on the committee's activities and recent policy & regulatory updates, please click   here

AFRA BMP Development Committee

The proposed BMP version 4.0 is in the final stage of legal review and we will plan to hold a Committee teleconference in the coming month. To get involved with this Committee, please  contact staff.

AFRA Communications Committee

AFRA is also working on a partnership with Airfinance Journal that would benefit the work and awareness of both parties. The Committee also 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 is collecting some final details about the proposed research projects in order to make a recommendation to the Board of Directors as to which research to pursue. To get involved with the R&D Committee, please email AFRA staff.
Other News
ASA-AFRA 2019 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 
ASA-AFRA 2019 Annual  Meeting!

July 14-16, 2019
Montreal, Canada
Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal

Hotel and registration information is now available on ASA's website. More details will be coming soon, but please contact AFRA staff if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

UN Environment Programme Report

The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report entitled Re-defining Value - The Manufacturing Revolution, Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy. The full report, press release, factsheet, and summary can all be downloaded and more information is available on the UN Environment website.

Brexit Update

AFRA Staff is monitoring the impact Brexit may have on the industry and will provide updates for members as the discussions continue. If you are interested in learning more, please see below for links to relevant articles.

-The Guardian , 12 November 2018 

-Forbes, 31 October 2018
-IATA, 30 October 2018

-The Guardian, 29 October 2018

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