Aerocycle has announced that its Mirabel International Airport operations centre has been certified in Best Practices, as it becomes the first Canadian end-of-life aircraft dismantler to earn AFRA and ASA accreditations.

The company confirmed 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).

Based in Montréal, Canada, Aerocycle was created in 2013 following a pilot project for aircraft disassembly conducted at the Montréal-Mirabel International Airport in collaboration with Air Transat.

“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.”

Keith Lawless, senior director, Asset & Environmental Management at Air Transat commented: “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.”

The company aims to provide environmentally responsible aircraft disassembly, demolition and recycling services through the pooling of operational, business, technological and environmental expertise.

“Our location at Mirabel International Airport (YMX) provides significant advantages for customers,” said operations director Sébastien Bérubé. “They can rely on highly specialised, 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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