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Press release


AFRA Appoints Maylin Selgado, G.A. Telesis, LLC and Lee McConnellogue, ecube to the Board of Directors

Washington, DC, August 3, 2022 – AFRA welcomes Maylin Selgado, Vice President, ESG and Global Systems, G.A. Telesis, LLC to replace Meghan Burgan. Maylin is the Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) as well as Global Quality Systems, GA Telesis. Her position drives the execution of the ESG strategy by working with internal stakeholders to gather, analyze and report on various ESG metrics and targets while also directing and coordinating compliance with all applicable standards for Global Quality Systems. She has years of experience and expertise with industry leaders such as American Composites, Express Jet Services and Air France/KLM and has been involved with implementing and maintaining various quality standards, including AS 9110, 9120, ISO 14001, ASA-100, CAMAC, AFRA.

AFRA also welcomes Lee McConnellogue, Chief Executive Officer, ecube, who is replacing Mike Corne. Lee joined ecube earlier this year [2022] to guide the business in enabling strategic growth across sites in the UK, Spain, and USA. With an abundance of experience in the aerospace sector, Lee has previously held roles at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, Flybe and Rolls Royce PLC, where he was Senior Vice President of Service Operations.

AFRA thanks retiring Directors, Meghan Burgan, G.A. Telesis LLC. and Mike Corne, for their significant   contribution to the Board.

Both Maylin and Lee will complete the unexpired remainder of the terms, which both run through next year (2023). They will be eligible for reelection at that time. AFRA looks forward to the contribution of their expertise to the Board of Directors.

Press release


AFRA Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors and Officers

Washington, DC, July 12, 2022 – The AFRA announced the election of three individuals to its Board of Directors during the Association’s Annual Meeting on June 6, 2022, in Broomfield, Colorado.

Joining the Board of Directors for a three-year term are:

  • Pedro Lama, Aviation International Recycling, S.L
  • Barry Barnes, COMAV Technical Services, LLC
  • Bettina Berger, GOAL German Operation Aircraft Leasing GMBH & Co. KG

Additionally, AFRA appointed James Cobbold, Willis Aircraft Maintenance & Storage to serve a one-year term on the AFRA Board of Directors. Will Pitcher, Boeing Global Services has been appointed to fulfill the remainder of the term for Sean Newsum, Boeing Commercial Airplanes who is retiring.

AFRA is pleased to welcome these individuals to the Board of Directors and looks forward to their participation and contributions to the progress of the Association.

The current AFRA Directors and Officers are as follows:

AFRA President and Treasurer Brent Webb, CAVU Aerospace

AFRA Vice President Bettina Berger, GOAL German Operation Aircraft Leasing GMBH & Co. KG

AFRA Secretary James Cobbold, Willis Aircraft Maintenance & Storage

Mike Corne, eCube Solutions

Meghan Burgan, GA Telesis LLC

Scott Austin, Air Salvage International Ltd.

Manuel Lopez, Jet Aircraft Services

Pedro Lama, Aviation International Recycling, S.L.

Barry Barnes, COMAV Technical Services, LLC

Will Pitcher, Boeing Global Services

Fabian Nagel, Lufthansa Technik AG

AFRA BMP 5.0 Training Webinar


Click below for the slide presentation from the AFRA BMP 5.0 Training Webinar

AFRA Rev 5 Training Presentation

AFRA 2021 Member Meeting – Virtual

August 26, 2021 ~ 11:00 AM EDT

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we are not able host the assembly in-person for 2020 or 2021. We will be hosting a virtual Member Meeting that will be open to all AFRA members on August 26, 2021, at 11:00 AM EDT. 

We at AFRA have hope for the future that we can gather in person next year in 2022. Please stay safe and we will “see” you at the member meeting.

Press release

2021 AFRA Board of Directors Election Results Announced

(Washington, D.C. August 18, 2021) –The Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association recently held its 2021 board elections.

The Board of Directors has ratified the election results and announces the following:

  • Brent Webb, CAVU Aerospace,was reelected
  • Sean Newsum, Boeing, was elected
  • Manuel Lopez Aguilar, Jet Aircraft Services, was elected
  • Fabian Nagel, Lufthansa Technik AG,was appointed to fill the position of existing appointed board member, Fabricio La Banca, Lufthansa Technik AG

AFRA would like to thank Fabricio La Banca for his years of service to AFRA and wish him the best on his future endeavors. Sam O’Connor, AFRA Interim Executive Director, commented, “The election results and new appointment has strengthened the leadership of AFRA and in turn allows the association to continue its important work guiding the industry through the increased disassembly activities and continued commitment to environmental stewardness.”

AFRA Education+ Webinars:

Industry Insights and Outlook with Boeing’s  Darren Hulst

AFRA Panel: COVID-19 Mid-Life, or now End-of-Life?

AFRA Updates on COVID-19

As AFRA continues to monitor the situation and all developments, please see the resources below for different responses to the virus outbreak for our membership:

EU National Support Measures

European Commission Overview of National Policy Measures