ecube has been an accredited member of AFRA since December 2012 and holds a Diamond KPI Level - the first company to achieve this in Europe. The annual AFRA audit assures that our company is run in accordance with the Best Management Practices of the Association – a minimum requirement for any company operating in the end-of-life sector.
We are an active member of the association, supporting their initiatives to drive performance standards, and wider industry recognition of the professionalism in this growing sector of aviation.
Our diamond accreditation that covers all our sites: AFRA Accreditation
Learn more about AFRA: Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (afraassociation.org)
From the inception of the company, ecube has recognised its obligation to operate with the highest environmental standards.
Within 6 months of commencing the operation, ecube was granted a bespoke permit from the UK Environmental Agency, specifically for the purpose of recycling commercial aircraft. Processes are optimised to minimise the generation and safe disposal of waste products. On average 90% of the incoming aircraft by weight is either re-used or recycled.
Wood packaging materials which are traded internationally are tightly controlled to avoid spreading of tree pests via unprocessed wood. Standards known as ISPM15 have been adopted globally, and require a stringent audit of carpentry practices every six months.
ecube operates a high quality ISPM15 approved carpentry department, allowing us to fabricate multi-use crates for unrestricted distribution of components worldwide.
The Green Dragon Environmental Standard is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate effective environmental management and that are taking action to understand, monitor and control their impacts on the environment.