Faced with record aircraft retirements, industry is embracing standards for recycling parts and materials, but work remains to boost both awareness of accepted processes and overall life-cycle sustainability, executives attending the recent Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association’s (AFRA) annual gathering say. AFRA’s accreditation program is seen as the baseline for end-of-life standards, setting best practices for disassembling and recycling. Originally developed as separate sets ...

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