The Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) today concludes its annual general meeting (AGM) in Washington, US (July 18-20).
Mary Armstrong, VP for environment, health and safety at Boeing, commended AFRA for enhancing the delivery of innovative environmental solutions throughout the lifecycle of Boeing products, especially end-of-service options. She asserted that when it comes to the environment, “The aerospace industry is now viewed as part of the solution”, introducing measures such as fuel-efficient new aircraft, sustainable biofuels and end-of-life recycling. Armstrong encouraged AFRA members to work closely with manufacturers to develop new applications for recycled parts and materials. In a separate address, Andy Clifton, sustainable development manager at Rolls-Royce (R-R), emphasised the need to integrate end-of-life planning into production design.