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AFRA Sets Ambitious Challenge for

Aircraft Recycling Sector

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It is estimated that more than 12,000 aircraft will reach the end of their service life in the next 20 years. The Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) intends to be in the forefront of industry efforts that enable asset owners to extract greatest value from aircraft, making recycling a more attractive option. AFRA has set ambitious targets to increase the recyclability rates of the end-of-service global fleet to 90 percent by 2016, up from their current rate of 70 percent. To meet this goal, members of the industry association will strive to develop innovative technologies which will enable them to recover and recycle more material from each aircraft as they come to the end of their service life. AFRA also aims to work toward reducing the amount of aircraft manufacturing waste which goes into landfills by 25 percent by 2012. Boeing, one of AFRA’s most supportive members, recently set out how it plans to work within partnerships with members of the industry association to meet its goals, as AFRA is the only global organization committed to the environmentally responsible management of airplanes as

they reach the end of their service life. Jeanne Yu, Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes’ director for Airplane Environmental Performance, believes AFRA is a key catalyst in reaching industry recycling targets. Addressing the recent AFRA Annual Meeting, the Boeing Director noted, “Partnerships such as AFRA create innovative models which accelerate technology development and allow the industry to set challenging recycling goals to enhance environmental performance.”

Accelerating Recycling Efforts with ecoDemonstrators
The ecoDemonstrator Program, a new program by Boeing for accelerating environmental technologies, was introduced at the Farnborough Airshow. The program intends to help speed up industry efforts in the areas of fuel efficiency, noise reduction and operational efficiency. “The ecoDemonstrator Program can help accelerate industry efforts by providing a platform that integrates innovation and technologies in a way that ensures as they mature, they are market-ready. The program also will enable emerging technologies to

be tested for further research consideration,” said Billy Glover, managing director of Environmental Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. AFRA members are currently working with Boeing to explore recycling technological opportunities, which they hope will be incorporated into Boeing’s ecoDemonstrators. “Using technology demonstrator projects is another way AFRA global partnerships can be utilized,” said Yu, “as has been seen with carbon fiber recycling demonstrators, which have increased focus and accelerated the emergence of technology solutions.” There is a need to improve the quality of recycled composite materials and find new applications and new markets both inside and outside the aviation sector. According to Yu, “The ecoDemonstrator Program allows aviation to accelerate promising environmental technologies, from discovery to feasibility and airplane applicability. Moving these technologies from the laboratory to flight test enables industry to learn faster about addressing airplane integration challenges, making demonstrator programs a proven part of our commitment to environmental performance.”

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jetrader - September/October 2010

Jetrader - September/October 2010
A Message from the President
Contents
Calendar/New
Q&A: Dr. Alan Epstein
Commercial Outlook is Up as Economies Rebound
Crisis, What Crisis?
The Big Question
Funding Fundamentals
Is That a Lawsuit in Your Luggage?
AFRA Sets Ambitious Challenge for Aircraft Recycling Sector
Road to Recovery
Remembering Hafthor Hafsteinsson
License to Fly
Aircraft Appraisals
From the ISTAT Foundation
Aviation History
Advertiser.com/Advertiser Index
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Jetrader - September/October 2010
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Cover2
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - A Message from the President
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 4
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Contents
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 6
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Calendar/New
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 8
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Q&A: Dr. Alan Epstein
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 10
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 11
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Commercial Outlook is Up as Economies Rebound
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 13
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 14
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 15
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Crisis, What Crisis?
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 17
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 18
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 19
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 20
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - The Big Question
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 22
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 23
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Funding Fundamentals
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 25
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 26
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 27
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 28
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Is That a Lawsuit in Your Luggage?
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 30
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 31
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - AFRA Sets Ambitious Challenge for Aircraft Recycling Sector
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 33
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 34
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 35
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Road to Recovery
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 37
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 38
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Remembering Hafthor Hafsteinsson
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 40
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 41
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 42
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - License to Fly
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 44
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Aircraft Appraisals
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 46
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - From the ISTAT Foundation
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Aviation History
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Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Advertiser.com/Advertiser Index
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