One of the many AFRA membership benefits includes committee participation. AFRA members are welcome and encouraged to participate in any of the four committees listed below. To join a committee or learn more, please contact Walter Sam O’Connor, Managing Director at AFRA@afraassociation.org.
BMP Development Committee
This committee takes the lead in reviewing the AFRA Best Management Practice for Management of Used Aircraft Parts and Assemblies and for Recycling of Aircraft Materials (BMP) document.
- Coordinating member feedback to review and revise AFRA’s BMP manual
Communications Committee: Co-Chairs – James Cobbold, Willis Lease Finance Corporation and Mike Corne, eCube Solutions
This committee works on various projects, including fine-tuning our membership recruitment messaging, contributing photos and content to industry magazine articles, and guiding staff with conference programming selections.
- Contributing content for press releases, industry publications, and AFRA platforms
- Providing feedback with conference topics and speakers
- Coordinating media partnerships to provide benefits to members (cross-promotion of industry events)
Government Affairs Committee: Chair – To be announced
This committee works to better address the policy developments and regulatory issues that impact the aircraft recycling and dismantling industry, and to proactively promote the AFRA Best Management Practices guide. This program is guided by a professional government affairs consultant, with collaboration and participation from the Government Affairs Committee members and AFRA staff.
- Focused engagement in EU government affairs
- Tracking relevant updates and legislation in US, EU, and Canada
- Engagement with allied industry organizations ICAO, IATA, etc.
Research & Development Committee: Chair – Dale Smith, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
This committee is in the process of developing a network of AFRA research partners as well as developing its research objectives.
- Building Research Network of research universities
- Building a library of research papers as a resource for AFRA members – these are posted on the members page of AFRA’s website
- Starting research project(s) and is in process of collecting proposals from Research Network organizations
- Engagement with allied industry organizations, Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC), REMADE Institute, etc.