Aircraft Solutions Middle East signs MoU with Aircraft Support Industries for development of three new aircraft recycling facilities

Final hangar view ©NAAI

North American Aerospace Industries (NAAI), a leading provider of sustainable end-to-end aircraft recycling solutions, has reported 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 including the NAAI facility planned at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S.A. The other two facilities being constructed for Aircraft Solutions will be located at Al Ain International Airport in the Emirate Abu Dhabi, UAE and Clark International Airport in the Philippines.

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 ft² dismantling hangar that can accommodate three of the largest aircraft such as the A380. Aircraft Support Industries will apply its proprietary stressed arch building system along with an 81,000 ft² annex for the construction of the 1076-ft span hangar.  The annex will be used to house the engineering support workshops and materials warehousing for the NAAI facility in the U.S.A. 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% of an aircraft,” said Sven Daniel Koechler, PhD, President and CEO, North American Aerospace Industries Corporation (NAAI).  “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.”

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