A fully accredited, environmentally responsible process

When the aircraft arrives at our facility to be dismantled, Aerocycle handles every step of the process – including environmental risk management related to aircraft decontamination – in collaboration with a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO).


Before the aircraft dismantling begins, the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers will perform a series of tests, including engine runs, to determine the status of the aircraft systems.

After the tests are completed, the aircraft fuel tanks are defueled, drained and vacuumed. The hydraulic systems are also drained and purged and the HAZMAT disposed of in accordance with local regulations.


Before the parts are removed, our technicians will print the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and Illustrated Parts Catalogue (IPC) and follow the instructions of the aircraft manufacturer. This process ensures that the proper procedures are followed and that damage to the parts during removal is minimized. It also ensures that the parts are removed serviceable.

Once the parts have been removed, they are inspected, tagged, packaged and processed through our facility. As an ASA-100 accredited parts supplier, we can store, sell, send for overhaul or scrap aircraft parts under a strictly controlled process.


When the aircraft parting-out is completed, the remaining materials such as the interior components, trims, flooring, insulation, wiring, connectors, etc., are removed to obtain a high purity recyclable metal. Many of the components removed at this stage are also recycled.

The last step of the process is to cut the airframe into smaller sections to be sent to the metal recyclers. Aerocycle conducts this last step with the assistance of the airport authorities and the Aéroports de Montréal Fire Service (ADMFS).

Best practices

As an AFRA-certified dismantler, we adhere to strict Best Management Practices (BMP) at every step of the process. As an ASA-100 accredited parts supplier, we are dedicated to providing quality aircraft parts to our customers under a structured and strictly controlled process.


When the project is completed, the customer receives the following reports:

  • Activity report
  • Waste management performance and environmental reporting
  • Certificates of destruction and recycling
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