AFRA Completes Environmental Best Practice Accreditation of Evergreen Trading

Dépèche transmise le 14 juillet 2009 par PRNewswire

ORLANDO, Florida, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) is delighted to announce that Evergreen Trade Inc. is the latest company to receive its prestigious Best Management Practice (BMP) audited accreditation for its aircraft disassembly and parts and materials recycling operations.

Evergreen Trade Inc. is one of the leading aircraft disassembly companies in the US, having purchased, sold and dismantled more that 1600 aircraft, in its 47 year history.

Mike Hines, Executive President of Evergreen Trade Inc., says his company actively sought AFRA accreditation, "Because it informs others in the aviation industry that we stand for integrity, environmental responsibility, and all the Best Management Practices' incorporated within the accreditation process and promoted by AFRA."

Evergreen Trade Inc. expects that the additional layer of expertise AFRA accreditation brings will be a valuable asset in its business promotion. Hines notes: "As environmental consciousness continues to rise throughout the aviation aftermarket sector, environmental stewardship is increasingly becoming a valuable consideration in contract negotiations. The AFRA accreditation process assures us that we are on track to meeting these requirements."

Version 2.0 of AFRA's Best Management Practice (BMP) Guide was launched in May of this year. It is increasingly viewed as the industry standard for the disassembly of aircraft engines and airframes. The BMP Guide enhances safety developments throughout the supply chain by encouraging aircraft disassemblers or asset owners to proactively discover whether an aircraft or aircraft part has been involved in an airworthiness event involving unusual heat, stress or abnormal environmental conditions.

AFRA Executive Director and General Manager, Chateauroux Air Centre, Martin Fraissignes is happy that such a major and distinguished aircraft disassembly company such Evergreen Trade Inc. recognizes both the environmental and commercial value of engaging in the AFRA accreditation process. "This latest accreditation offers further proof that AFRA is recognised as the leading global industry association dedicated to pursuing and promoting environmental best practice, regulatory excellence and sustainable developments in aircraft disassembly."

AFRA is the first and only not-for-profit association whose members' business centres on the ageing commercial aircraft industry. AFRA's efforts encourage greater collaboration between organisations and companies focused in this market sector, promoting environmentally responsible management of end-of-life aircraft.

AFRA currently has 41 members and has grown by more than threefold since being established in 2006. The members of AFRA have many years of combined aircraft recycling experience. AFRA members have dismantled thousands of aircraft and have also contributed to 2,000 aircraft being returned to service.

AFRA members attending the AGM also re-elected Martin Fraissignes, to the position of AFRA Executive Director and William Carberry to the position of AFRA Deputy Director, for a second three year term. The Directors stated that it was a privilege and an honour to be selected by the membership to continue in their roles of leading the association.

For more information contact:

Martin Fraissignes, AFRA Executive Director, +1-202-347-6896

Martin Todd, Cambre Associates, +32-2-645-7990

CONTACT: For more information contact: Martin Fraissignes, AFRA ExecutiveDirector, +1-202-347-6896; Martin Todd, Cambre Associates, +32-2-645-7990


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