Trent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 544 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
Since Boeing have said the 7e7 will be made of mainly composite materials I've been curious to know what will happen to this aircraft when, in 30 years time, it's been left behind in the desert?? Current aircraft (being mainly aluminium) are chopped up and recycled. What happens to composite materials? Is it possible to turn it into something else or is the only option to dump it in a land-fill site?
Being an environmentally friendly person I'd like to know what everyone elses thoughts are about this.
Trent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
Airbus do use alot of composites on their aircraft. It was just the thought I had after watching a program on Discovery Wings about what happens when the scrap man gets hold of them. Was an interesting program. One minute it was a lovely tristar or little 737 then they showed you bars of solid alumunium. Amazing really!!