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Aircraft Disassembly/Recycling’s AFRA BMP and the New IATA BIPAD

I detect that I have set a new personal record (woohoo!) for the amount of acronyms in a blog article title at four. If you’re reading this, you probably already have a good handle on what they mean, but more on that later. Before we get started I wanted to make a suggestion to those of you who are responsible for maintaining those pesky Approved Supplier Lists required by nearly all quality standards. Many of you give automatic approval to firms who are accredited, for example, to the ASA-100, ...

Posted By Roy Resto | 2/1/2019 11:49:16 AM


Scenario: You are a distributor, and you have an MMR (Multi Mode Receiver) in your Quarantine Cage because the MRO- Maintenance Repair & Overhaul shop returned the part to you as BER- Beyond Economical Repair due to an unrepairable power supply. There is a customer who is looking for a cover whose part number is the cover for the MMR in the Q Cage. You simply remove the 10 screws to disassemble the cover from the MMR assembly, and voila, you have an AR- As Removed condition part and you’re a her...

Posted By Mat Meyer | 1/31/2024 1:07:45 PM


Some documents, as Rodney Dangerfield might say, ‘’’…get no respect.” That is of course, until the mud hits the fan. So it is with the supposedly lowly tear-down report. Day in and day out we routinely check for the presence of these documents, checkoff a box on our receiving checklist, then add them to the scan/file pile. Done. There are situations however, when those reports are going to demand a lot of attention, which is the focus of this blog. Tear-down reports may go by many names such ...

Posted By Roy Resto | 6/6/2017 12:17:36 PM

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