‘China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base’ Commences Operation
Asia’s first large-scale aircraft recycling facility offers full life-cycle solutions
Hong Kong, June 8, 2018: Aircraft Recycling International Limited (ARI), a member company of CALC (China Everbright Limited) and Asia’s first solutions provider for mid-to-end of life aftermarket aircraft, announced today that ‘China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base’ (called ‘Base’), Asia’s first large-scale aircraft recycling facility, has formally commenced operation today.
The new recycling and remanufacturing facility is equipped with modern devices that utilize advanced technologies. These consist of various systems for aircraft maintenance, conversion, disassembling, installation of aircraft parts, as well as aircraft materials management and sales. The company covers seven areas of business operation, including aircraft purchasing, selling, leasing, disassembling, replacing, conversion and maintenance, providing dynamic aircraft recycling solutions to airlines, MROs, lessors, as well as manufacturers and distributors of aircraft materials.
China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base is located on the south side of China’s Harbin Taiping International Airport. It has a gross floor area of 300,000 sqm. With the construction of Phase I completed, the facility has an effective handling capacity of 20 aircraft per year. It has China’s largest bonded warehouse for aircraft parts.
When an aircraft enters the facility, it is placed under visualized management throughout all procedures, including disassembling, maintenance and recycling, free from hazards. The Base adopts optimized techniques to minimize energy consumption and execute the recycle and reuse of aircraft materials and parts to participate in the green recycling economy with added value. The ‘Base’ will also improve the development of various industries in China, including aviation materials’ recycling and reuse, and aircraft parts maintenance.
“Upon commencement of operation, the new facility will complete the final link in China’s aerospace manufacturing value chain,” said Mr. LI Yuze, General Manager of China Aircraft Disassembly Center. He continued: “More and more civil aircraft in China are set to retire soon, offering extended market opportunities to the emerging aircraft recycling and remanufacturing industry. With our high standards and stringent technology requirements, the Base is set to become China’s leading platform of aging aircraft solutions with business presence in Greater China and Asia as a whole.”
Currently, ARI’s aircraft recycling base has been granted the Maintenance Certificate in compliance with CCAR-145-R3 required by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Base has been certified by the Civil Aviation Maintenance Association of China as a qualified Civil Aircraft Parts Distributor and obtained the Approval Certificate of Foreign-Funded Enterprises of the People’s Republic of China issued by the PRC Ministry of Commerce.