19 January 2024

ecube kick starts 2024 by celebrating its 400th aircraft disassembly.

ecube kick starts 2024 by celebrating its 400th aircraft disassembly.

The global leader in aircraft storage, disassembly and transition services has started the new year by reaching the momentous milestone of 400 aircraft disassemblies.


After recently welcoming the Airbus A319 aircraft to its St Athan facility, the disassembly team at ecube’s HQ commenced work on the project in January.

Ahead of the project starting, the aircraft was stored on site and went through numerous maintenance activities upon arrival, including engine inspections, MPA runs and removal.


Lee McConnellogue, CEO of ecube said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating our 400th aircraft disassembly, to have had aircraft disassembled across three global locations contributing to this is a proud moment to really showcase how far we’ve come. It is important to remember that in addition to this achievement we are seeing exponential growth across our storage and transition capabilities, all of which support these disassemblies taking place.

“Thanks of course goes to all our customers, all the airlines, lessors and parts companies that trust us to deliver every project.”


Dion van Hekken, VP Asset Trading of TDA, who chose ecube to disassemble the aircraft said:

“What an occasion, ecube’s 400th aircraft disassembly, we are proud to work with such a consistent and efficient team in ecube. When disassembling an aircraft, it’s vital that all parts are taken care of by a partner that specialises in the disassembly process, making sure the high-value components are identified and handled with care. Congratulations to the ecube team for reaching 400!”


Kevin VanDenBerg, Executive Vice President – Commercial & Asset Management of ACS who delivered the aircraft to ecube said:

ACS has partnered with ecube for many years, and we are proud to have delivered their 400th aircraft. Our longstanding partnership with ecube reflects ACS’ commitment to reducing our footprint and we look forward to our partnership for many more years ahead."

4 facts to celebrate the 400th aircraft disassembly:
  • The very first aircraft disassembled back in 2012 was a Boeing 737-500 in St Athan.
  • It has been just over 4,300 days since that first disassembly, giving ecube a remarkable average of around 1 aircraft disassembled every 11 days. In ecube’s more recent history, since the start of 2019, the average accelerates to around 1 aircraft disassembled every 7 days.
  • Aircraft have arrived from locations all over the world, from more than 70 countries, covering five continents.
  • ecube is the only Aircraft Storage, Disassembly and Transition provider who has Diamond Level AFRA accreditation in the UK, EU, and US.


ecube specialises in connecting aircraft owners and parts companies together to maximise mutual value.

Aircraft are highly complex assets that hold significant value at all stages of their lifecycle. Over the last decade we have become the global leaders in Aircraft Storage, Disassembly and Transition.

We have achieved this by understanding that every aircraft project is different, which is why the processes at each of our global facilities are highly responsive, adapting to the requirements of the next owner or operator, throughout the aircraft’s lifespan. At the end of which, and at each location, our parts customers get the unrivalled speed & accuracy that they need, allied to our AFRA Diamond Level quality status.

We continue to build on this position, deepening our disassembly services and continuously improving every aspect of our capabilities. We are actively growing our maintenance offerings to meet the needs of customers returning aircraft to service.

By delivering unmatched levels of re-use and recycling of materials in the industry, we are committed to our customers, our people, and the circular economy. This is the ecube way.

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