September 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
"Carbon fiber has a long history in commercial aircraft manufacturing, but its first large-scale application was on the Boeing 787, which features composite materials for half its airframe. Airbus follow Boeing's lead and used composites for much of the A350's wings and fuselage, and any future clean-sheet aircraft-- as well as upgrades of existing models-- will lean heavily on carbon fiber as well."
- MRO Network

"The aviation industry needs to hire thousands of more people like Thomas Maharis. earning $25 an hour as an entry-level aircraft technician. in four overnight shifts a week at nearby JFK Airport, Maharis repairs aircraft cabins after planes are done flying for the day for Delta Air lines, where he started working in June."

"Will aviation be electrified? The answer among industry executives is an overwhelming "yes," but in different ways, on different time frames, in different markets. As the technologies for electric propulsion advance, it is becoming clear one size will not fit all-- and that may be a good thing."
- 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
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

ASA-AFRA 2019 Annual Meeting
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 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 reception is a great opportunity for AFRA members to network and connect with industry colleagues involved in the entire aircraft end-of-life supply chain, from buying and selling aircraft to recycling and disassembling. This is the last week to RSVP for this event.

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

We also have sponsorship opportunities for the event! Please contact  AFRA Staff  for further sponsorship details.

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

AFRA's Government Affairs Committee met via teleconference on August 31 and reviewed the modified committee roadmap and proposed government affairs strategy, which take into account the membership feedback as gathered in the recent surveys. For more information and/or to participate in this committee, please email  AFRA staff.

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

The Communications Committee has been contacted in regards to a speaking opportunity at the upcoming 26th International Recycled Aluminum Conference in Amsterdam on 6th-8th November. 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 AFRA R&D Committee met via teleconference on September 12 to review the research network proposals. The committee is collecting some final details about the proposed projects in order to make a recommendation to the Board of Directors as to which research project to pursue. Members are welcome to attend the next R&D Committee teleconference to review and vote on this. To get involved, 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

Information about the agenda, hotel, rates, and registration will be posted on ASA and AFRA websites. Check back soon for more details!
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