md11sdf
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Scrapping Composite Fuselage Aircraft

Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:58 am

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?
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EMBQA
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RE: Scrapping Composite Fuselage Aircraft

Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:05 am

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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RE: Scrapping Composite Fuselage Aircraft

Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:37 am

What Happens When A 787 Is Scrapped? (by SlimChance Aug 2 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Scrapping Composite Fuselage Aircraft

Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:50 am

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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RE: Scrapping Composite Fuselage Aircraft

Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:44 am

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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md11sdf
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RE: Scrapping Composite Fuselage Aircraft

Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:39 pm

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