Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) has purchased two Christmas gifts for itself: two Boeing 737-700 airframes from Engine Lease Finance Corporation (ELFC), both aircraft were last operated by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). AELS will disassemble and dismantle the aircraft according to the highest industry standards. The components from the aircraft will be returned to the aviation sector via the website

AELS bought two 737’s: MSN 28315 with registration LN-RNN and MSN 28317 with registration LN-RPK. Both aircraft were last operated by SAS since new and were responsible for almost 20 years of reliable and safe service. Scandinavian Airlines has named these aircraft Borgny Viking and Heimer Viking. For more than 70 years now, SAS has the tradition to call all its aircraft Vikings. When the tradition started, the first part of the name was named after a historical king or chieftain from the Viking Age. Because there were not enough prominent Swedish Vikings, SAS allowed it to use people from the Yngling period. This is the oldest royal family in Sweden. AELS is proud to provide Borgny and Heimer Viking a sustainable end-of-life solution.

AELS buys end-of-life aircraft. The company disassembles at their own facility. AELS is the only company that handles the entire supply chain for aircraft under one roof that reach end-of-life in Europe. AELS combines disassembly and dismantling, component management and material recycling.

The company is fully Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) accredited for dismantling and recycling of aircraft and holds ASA-100 accreditation for component management. Core values of AELS are ‘Being the Best’, ‘Outside the box’, ‘Sustainable’, ‘Smile’ and ‘Speed’.