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Bombardier first OEM to earn accreditaton from Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association

Bombardier Aerospace and the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) announced in February that Bombardier’s aircraft dismantling operations have officially been accredited by AFRA. The accreditation, which was awarded following a comprehensive two-day audit, covers teardown efforts for CRJ100/200 regional jets at Bombardier’s Service Centers in Bridgeport West Virginia and Tucson, Arizona. AFRA is recognized worldwide for its leadership in promoting best practices for salvaging and recycling components taken from aging aircraft during disassembly.

The AFRA endorsement marks another step in Bombardier’s drive to reduce the environmental impact of its products at each stage of the aircraft’s life cycle, up to and including the end of its service life.

“Bombardier is proud to be the first original equipment manufacturer to obtain this certification,” said James Hoblyn, president of Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “We are committed to being at the forefront of the aerospace industry with regard to corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship, and are continually embedding sustainable development principles into our day-to-day practices – whether it be in recycling aircraft parts, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions or designing aircraft with reduced environmental impact.”

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