African market is targeted for second-hand equipment

The first marketplace specialising in second-hand airport equipment was recently launched amid claims that safety, security, and the environment are the pillars of this economic model.

Delivery of fire trucks

Delivery of the fire trucks in Ahmed Sekou Toure International Airport. Picture: ADP

Marketplace founder, Xavier del Valle, the international procurement & supply chain senior manager at the Aéroports de Paris Group (ADP), explained: “The trigger was the unprecedented economic crisis at airports around the world due to the pandemic.

“Airports with low traffic of between 10 and 15 million passengers were the most affected, so the Airport Market idea was born in October 2020.”

The project is in line with ADP Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and environmentally friendly approach.

The project has three phases. The first (from 2022 to 2023) offers second-hand equipment from the ADP Group’s Paris airports; the second, running until 2025, will facilitate the transfer of equipment from the 32 airports managed under concession by the group internationally.

The third phase will see it being opened for all the world’s airports.

Airport Market offers second-hand airport equipment in working order. Two fire vehicles and several other pieces of ground equipment were recently delivered to Conakry International Airport in Guinea.

Anuradha Deenapanray

Anuradha Deenapanray

Anuradha is a francophone editor for African and Arabian Aerospace magazines.