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AFRA 2019 Annual Conference
Date: July 14-16, 2019
Location: Montreal, Canada
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
Around 700 aircraft are currently retired each year, with that number set to grow in the future. If undertaken in a timely and appropriate manner, decommissioning can allow recovery of a good residual value from re-used parts and recycled material, whilst minimizing environmental and safety risks. Timely retirement is an essential part of the fleet renewal process and today, approximately 90% of aircraft parts can be re-used or recycled.
Best Industry Practices for Aircraft Decommissioning
IATA has developed a Best Industry Practices for Aircraft Decommissioning (BIPAD) manual, which aims at providing guidelines for airlines and other aircraft owners and operators to manage aircraft decommissioning in a controlled process, while considering environmental, safety and economic aspects.
The BIPAD manual has been established in a multi-stakeholder group composed of relevant industry stakeholders, namely airlines, aircraft maintenance organizations, leasing companies, aircraft and engine manufacturers, parts traders, disassembling, dismantling and recycling companies and the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). The manual covers all phases of the aircraft end-of-life process, from the decision to take an aircraft out of service to the final dismantling, recycling and reuse of parts and considers economic and operational, regulatory and legal, safety and environmental aspects.
To download the BIPAD manual, please click here.
Upcoming Industry Events
US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit March 7, 2019, Washington, DC, USA
ISTAT Americas March 10-12, 2019, Orlando, FL, USA
2019 International Women in Aviation Conference March 14-16, 2019, Long Beach, CA, USA
ASA AFRA Annual Meeting July 14-16, 2019, Montreal, Canada
MRO Middle East February 11-12, 2019, Dubai, UAE
MRO Southeast Asia March 6-7, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MRO Americas April 9-11, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia, USA