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Aviation recycling leader ASI celebrates 25th anniversary

UK ceo Mark Gregory is raising a glass to his company, Air Salvage International (ASI), after a successful 25 years in the air.

ASI has completed over 900 disassembly and material recovery projects since it opened doors in 1997. Gregory says company highlights include working in remote locations such as Togo, Sudan, Ecuador, Libya, and Costa Rica.

The recycler, based at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, also managed to scrap 30 military airplanes. Gregory recalls how, in 2004, ASI was awarded the prestigious contract by British Airways to dismantle and then reassemble two Concorde aircraft at their destination UK museums.

ASI was also one of the original founding members of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) back in 2006. Its know-how has contributed to the Association’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) which significantly improves the management of end-of-life aircraft.

This saw ASI grow into one of the world’s largest privately owned disassembly and recovery companies. Gregory points out it was the first Europe player to offer this service.

‘I find it difficult to pat myself on the back, but I have certainly fulfilled my dream of forming a successful and sustainable aviation business,’ the ceo says. ‘We have been and are currently part of a driving force behind delivering sustainable and environmentally responsible services in the global aircraft disassembly sector, which makes me very proud.’

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