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User currently offlineMd11sdf From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 66 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Hello, reading some thread about the 787 made me ponder an interesting question....
what will be done with the Boeing 787's after 30 plus years of flying? Is it possible to "recycle" carbon fiber?

Even before the aircraft enters service, I would hope that Boeing are planning ahead for the future.
I suppose you could take the indestructable fuselage, re-fit it and make a submarine!

Anyone else thought of this?
Terry


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Quoting Md11sdf (Thread starter):
what will be done with the Boeing 787's after 30 plus years of flying? Is it possible to "recycle" carbon fiber?

Yes, Carbon Fiber can be recycled and besides this is far from the first aircraft to be built with it...

[Edited 2007-04-20 02:06:47]


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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

What Happens When A 787 Is Scrapped? (by SlimChance Aug 2 2006 in Civil Aviation)

User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Yes, Carbon Fiber can be recycled and besides this is far from the first aircraft to be built with it...

Didn't C-141 have a carbon composite vertical stabilizer?



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 3):
Didn't C-141 have a carbon composite vertical stabilizer?

I'd say no. The C-141 was built before composites really took off for airplane construction.



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User currently offlineMd11sdf From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Thank you "FutureCaptain", I had not read that original thread.


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