Aircraft Solutions USA announces new recycling centre

Aircraft Solutions USA commits to US$100 million North Carolina recycling facility

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Aircraft Solutions USA announces new recycling centre

Sustainable end-to-end aircraft recycling solutions provider Aircraft Solutions USA, Inc., has reconfirmed its commitment to building an aircraft recycling facility at North Carolina’s Global TransPark in Kinston.

The construction start has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the facility is still slated to be operational by the second quarter of 2021.  It will consist of one of the world’s largest hangars which will include dismantling, MRO and painting operations.

“We are making some critical hires, including our interim CEO and our Head of Innovations, and are looking to start construction this summer,” said Sven Daniel Koechler, PhD, General Manager of Aircraft Solutions USA.”

Once operational, Aircraft Solutions USA’s Kinston facility will recycle decommissioned commercial and military aircraft deploying a proprietary new recycling technology.  This will enable the company to recycle many more aircraft each year than conventional methods enable. “With our proprietary recycling technology, we can recycle many more aircraft per year; for instance, up to 70 additional twin-engine narrow body airliners” said Koechler

Aircraft parts such as engines, landing gear, avionics, and in-flight entertainment systems can be refurbished and sold on the aircraft parts aftermarket. Aircraft Solutions USA’s ultimate goal is to use every part of the airplane and up-cycle it to make a new product, for example a new pair of sneakers made from aircraft seating material. The long-term objective is to expand the recycling operation by establishing various production facilities that will create new products for diverse industries from up-cycled materials.

Aircraft Solutions USA announces new recycling centre

Aircraft Solutions USA announces new recycling centre

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Aircraft recycling company, Aircraft Solutions USA is to establish a new US$100 million facility at North Carolina’s Global TransPark to recycle aircraft parts and materials.

In phase one of the project, Aircraft Solutions’ new recycling centre will systematically remove, catalogue, and inspect parts, certifying them as either usable, repairable, or unfit for service. The company plans to establish a paint shop in phase two of the project.

Dr. Sven Daniel Koechler, General Manager of Aircraft Solutions USA, commented: “With our environmentally friendly and sustainable processes, we offer a real alternative to conventional boneyards and are proud to be able to build an architectural highlight in North Carolina with one of the largest hangars in the world. With our unique hanger system and our self-developed most effective new recycling technology, we are able to recycle up to 70 more Boeing 737 a year and will invest not only in the construction and modern equipment, but also in qualified workers and their families.”

Image: Governor Roy Cooper and representatives of Aircraft Solutions USA (Photo: North Carolina Department of Commerce/Facebook)