Sustainable end-to-end aircraft recycling solutions provider North American Aerospace Industries (NAAI) has announced that its affiliate, Aircraft Solutions Middle East, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Aircraft Support Industries for the development of three new aircraft recycling facilities.

    The new facilities include an NAAI facility planned at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina, US. The other two facilities for Aircraft Solutions will be located at Al Ain International Airport in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Clark International Airport in the Philippines.

    President and CEO of NAAI, Sven Daniel Koechler commented: “This is an exciting development for us. Aircraft Support Industries is one of the world’s premier builders on custom-designed aircraft maintenance facilities, systems and equipment. Its proven track record for delivering leading-edge, flexible, and cost-effective facilities is consistent with our goals for our North American operation.”

    “We look forward to this project, which stands out due to its uniqueness and the sustainable concept,” added  Mark Langbein, managing director of Aircraft Support Industries.

    NAAI says that, in providing its services on behalf of Aircraft Solutions, Aircraft Support Industries will rely on a phased-in project development approach. Phase one will focus on a custom-designed 323,000 square foot dismantling hangar that can accommodate three of the largest aircraft such as the A380, and Aircraft Support Industries will apply its proprietary stressed arch building system along with a 81,000 square foot annex for the construction of the 1,076-foot span hangar.

    The annex will be used to house the engineering support workshops and materials warehousing for the NAAI facility in the USA and Aircraft Solutions’ facilities in the Middle East and Asia.

    “Our state-of-the-art facilities will enable our companies to provide comprehensive, sustainable aircraft recycling solutions for aircraft owners, operators, airport authorities and military services with a zero-waste mission to recycle 100 per cent of an aircraft,” Koechler continued.

    “While the pandemic has introduced delays in our construction schedule, we are optimistic that we will be able to make up for lost time in that Aircraft Support Industries is a strong partner able to facilitate a construction project in the most efficient, timely manner.”