Aerocycle becomes first Canadian aircraft dismantler to earn AFRA and ASA accreditations

Aerocycle Inc. announced that its disassembly and demolition operations have officially been accredited by the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) and its aircraft parts management operations have received accreditation from the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA).

Aerocycle becomes first Canadian end-of-life aircraft dismantler to earn AFRA and ASA accreditations. Aerocycle Photo
Aerocycle becomes first Canadian end-of-life aircraft dismantler to earn AFRA and ASA accreditations. Aerocycle Photo
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“We’re pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said Aerocycle CEO and founder Ron Haber. “As a certified disassembly and demolition company, we adhere to AFRA’s best management practices, the only industry-developed standard for aircraft disassembly and aircraft materials recycling. As an ASA-100 accredited aircraft parts supplier, we manage aircraft components under a strictly controlled process.”

Based in Montreal, Que., Aerocycle was created in 2013 following a pilot project for aircraft disassembly conducted at the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport in collaboration with Montreal-based air carrier Air Transat.

“Our location at Mirabel International Airport provides significant advantages for customers,” said operations director Sébastien Bérubé. “They can rely on highly specialized, fully accredited and environmentally responsible aircraft end-of-life solutions — now offered in Canada — in addition to achieving considerable cost savings.”

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The company’s mission is to provide the best environmentally responsible aircraft disassembly, demolition and recycling services through the pooling of operational, business, technological and environmental expertise.

“These certifications not only confirm Aerocycle’s place in the aerospace industry in Quebec and Canada, they also mark a first step toward the creation of a Quebec-based industrial centre dedicated to the sustainable management of end-of-life aircraft,” said Keith Lawless, senior director, Asset & Environmental Management at Air Transat.

Aerocycle will be present at the 2019 ASA/AFRA Annual Conference, which takes place in Montreal on July 14, 15 and 16. The industry meeting, held for the first time in Canada this year, attracts aviation professionals from around the world.

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