AerFin and Finnair, Finland’s flagship airline, Finnair, are pleased to collaborate in the sustainable phase-out management of Finnair’s retiring aircraft.
The collaboration starts with the disassembly of one of Finnair’s A319 aircraft, whereby Finnair leverages AerFin’s technical and commercial expertise to analyse and determine where continued operational value can be driven on a component level from Finnair’s airframe and engine assets. AerFin then manages the disassembly of the airframe through its network of (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association) AFRA approved Teardown partners, with the engines disassembled at AerFin’s EASA145, and soon to be FAA, approved 150,000 sq. Ft facility near Cardiff. Harvested components are then repaired before entering AerFin’s supply chain of Tier-1 airlines, MROs, Lessors and OEMs with select components re-entering Finnair’s component inventory pool to support its continued fleet operations.
Finnair’s Director of Fleet Management, Miika Haatio commented on the partnership “Finnair has ambitious environmental targets. In managing the end-of-life of our aircraft, we wanted to collaborate with an expert partner who is as focussed as Finnair is in reducing the environmental impact of the aviation sector. After a thorough evaluation, we selected AerFin based not only on its extensive experience in maximising residual value of aircraft and engine assets but also a shared value in creating innovative solutions to make aviation more sustainable”.
AerFin’s Commercial Director, James Bennett added “The aviation sector as a collective, has a key responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint. As a proud AFRA member, AerFin holds its sustainability policy at the forefront of its growth strategy. We are therefore delighted to partner with Finnair, an airline that is leading from the front with its sustainability objectives, collaborating with them to maximise commercial and technical value from its end-of-life airframe and engine assets – leveraging our collective expertise to make aviation more sustainable.”
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