2009

On the 4th of December the most luxurious aircraft hotel of the world will open in the Netherlands. The hotel suite is built in an Ilyusin IL-18 aircraft and located at Teuge Airport. The single room hotel has all luxury one can wish, such as a sauna and jacuzzi.

AELS will be exhibiting at the 2009 Paris Air Show. The show will take place from June 15 until June 21 at Airport Le Bourget, Paris, France. You can find us in Hall 2B Stand G57 as part of the Dutch Pavilion.

 As of today AELS is offering the aviation industry an environmentally friendly solution for aircraft components. This new service is offered in cooperation with Recylux near Maastricht Aachen Airport.

AELS cooperated in the publishing of two new articles on aircraft recycling. The first was published in the German magazine "Recycling Magazine". The second article was written by Brijan Irion of AELS and published in "Aviation and the Environment" magazine.

A total end-of-life solution was provided for 8 Fokker F27 aircraft in one single project. This project was executed between September 2008 and February 2009. A story about this project with pictures is now online.

The daily Dutch newspaper "Het Financieele Dagblad" (The Financial Daily) has a weekly article on young entrepreneurs. An article was devoted to Derk-Jan van Heerden, founder of AELS.

 During the months of April and May 2009, the International Centre for Emergency Techniques (ICET) will be conducting consecutive one-week SAVER "Advanced Aircraft Rescue TrainingAircraft Rescue" Courses in cooperation with AELS.

The world economy is suffering heavily from the financial crisis. The metal prices have fallen dramatically within a very short period. Car manufacturers, by far the largest users of aluminium casting alloys, are cutting their production.