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Thursday, January 9, 2014

KLM UK Engineering Opens Aircraft Dismantling Operation

Norwich-based narrow body aircraft maintenance provider KLM UK Engineering has introduced a new aircraft dismantling and recycling center. 
 
According to KLM UK's Sales Director Dave Spalding, the global aviation industry has 12,000 aircraft that will need to be scrapped over the next 20 years, providing a huge operational potential for the new facility. 
 
The AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is offering "cradle to cradle service" for a range of aircraft including Boeing 737s, Airbus A320s, and Fokker 50/70/100s and BaAe 146/Avro RJs.  KLM is licensed to service aircraft from the day they commence operations until they're completely removed from service. 
 

After officially opening in early December, the facility currently has four aircraft awaiting dismantling.  

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