AFRA is developing a network of research partners, who are invited to participate alongside the Association’s Research & Development Committee to contribute their research content and expertise to advance the aircraft end-of-life industry. AFRA’s research network will provide a valuable forum to bolster industry research and dialogue. Participants in this network will have access to a database of research reports, ability to coordinate with the AFRA R&D Committee members and fellow network participants for feedback on research, data collection, etc., and will have the opportunity to participate in AFRA conferences.


AFRA R&D Research Network Participants:

Clausthal University of Technology

Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology

University of Pittsburgh


Adherent Technologies, Inc.

Ryerson University


TO JOIN THE NETWORK: Any research organization active in aviation, recycling, or another relevant field is eligible to participate free of charge by completing the following form and submitting an example of a related research paper to demonstrate relevant knowledge/expertise in this field. AFRA Staff and the R&D Committee will review the applications, and follow up to provide more information. APPLICATION FORM.


AFRA MEMBERS: If you are interested in joining the AFRA Research & Development Committee please contact AFRA Staff. R&D information, research papers, and updates will be available for members only on the AFRA members only pages.