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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3258 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Looking at the aircraft built in the past 10years, how much/percentage can be re-used in other aircraft once its time is over, is the airline industry "user friendly" to the environment in this respect?  Smile


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User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

I would say that spare parts are sold to companies that stock spares. The rest wold probabaly melted down and used for other purposes....As for parts that cannot be used for spares, you would have to consult an aluminum scapr dealer to find out the specifics...

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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1250 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Looking at the aircraft built in the past 10years, how much/percentage can be re-used in other aircraft once its time is over, is the airline industry "user friendly" to the environment in this respect?

Removable parts in good condition would go back into the spares pool if a market exists. This is a path of diminishing returns though since, as fleets age, spares demand for several types of common LRU's shrinks.

Much of the structure would go for scrap. Whole pieces can be used for structural spares, but the demand for that type of part isn't all that high. Most OEM's won't recycle aircraft structural metal into new aircraft sturcture for quality control reasons, but it can go back into the recycling pipeline for other things (a lot of soda cans are probably old airliners).

Tom.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7602 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

http://www.airbus.com/en/corporate/e...ment/articles/06_03_02_pamela.html

This may be of interest.


User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3258 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1163 times:



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 3):

Thanks for the link, very interesting. They could well corner the market if they can reach that 90% target they talk of, then the dessert parks would be empty I guess.
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