AELS is offering 9 complete Fokker F27 aircraft, currently parked at Cologne Airport in Germany, to engineering schools all over Europe. With this project AELS supports the aviation industry in training the engineers that are desperately needed. Giving these aircraft a second life in this new function is a very green and sustainable solution.
F27 Cologne Airport These aircraft are offered for a value lower than the recycling value of the aircraft. This has been made possible also thanks to WDL, the last owner of the aircraft. With this project AELS is doing its part in making sure that AELS and other MRO colleagues have enough well trained engineers in the future.
In cooperation with the schools AELS is also looking for options to make the cost of disassembly, transport and assembly as low as possible. One of the options is to execute parts of the project with the students of the school under the professional supervision of an AELS engineer.
If not all aircraft can be used by engineering schools AELS will find other options for re-using the aircraft, such as a museum or a training aircraft for firemen. The remaining aircraft will be dismantled and recycled. In all cases AELS will focus on the greenest solution when recycling these aircraft.