Enschede, the Netherlands, July 3rd, 2019 – Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) has purchased one Airbus A330-223 from Portuguese operator TAP. The aircraft will be flown to Twente Airport around the end of July. AELS will disassemble and dismantle the aircraft according to the highest industry standards. As this is AELS’ first A330 acquisition the website www.A330stock.com is also launched.

The A330, MSN 195, with registration CS-TOI, has been operated by TAP since 2007. The aircraft initially flew for Austrian Airlines. TAP named the aircraft Damião de Góis. This Portuguese philosopher worked in the Netherlands of the 16th century from 1523 until 1544 where he also married a local girl. He is therefor also known as Damiaan van der Goes, a very Dutch name. A remarkable coincidence in this Portuguese-Dutch transaction.

AELS is looking forward receiving this aircraft at our facility after almost 22 year of reliable and safe service. TAP will replace the aircraft with new and more efficient A330NEO aircraft.

AELS sells components from aircraft bought for disassembly. Used serviceable material is available for all Airbus and Boeing models. AELS is fully accredited by AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association) for dismantling and recycling of aircraft and holds ASA-100 accreditation for component management.