Aircraft Support Industries Contracted by North American Aerospace Industries for the Design and Construction of Aircraft Recycling Facilities

Oct. 16, 2020

Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with North American Aerospace Industries (NAAI) for the development of three new dedicated aircraft recycling facilities including the facility planned at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina, USA. The other two facilities being constructed 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 ASI will rely on a phased-in project development approach. Phase one will focus on a custom-designed 30,000 square meters dismantling hangar that can accommodate three of the largest aircraft such as the A380. ASI will apply its proprietary stressed arch building system along with a 7,500 square meters annex for the construction of the 100-meter span hangar. The annex will be used to house the engineering support workshops and materials warehousing for the NAAI facility in the USA and facilities in the Middle East and Asia.

Subsequent phases include for a two bay wide body MRO hangar and a dedicated wide body painting hangar.

 “We look forward to this project, which stands out due to its uniqueness and the sustainable concept. Our unrivalled experience with the design of aviation infrastructure, coupled with the use of the stressed arch building system, will enable us to provide NAAI with the most cost effective solution for a facility of this magnitude ” added Mark Langbein, Managing Director of ASI.

According to Sven Daniel Koechler, PhD, President and CEO of North American Aerospace Industries Corporation (NAAI), “This is an exciting development for us. ASI 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.”

“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 Koechler. “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 ASI is a strong partner able to facilitate a construction project in the most efficient, timely manner.”