mirrodie
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How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:08 pm

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1248517/M/


I was very intrigued by this photo. It was once a very nice livery to see. I see its now ready to be scrapped. Wondering why it had to be stripped of its paint. Yet the paint was left alone on the doors.
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:28 pm

Airlines usually do not want their liveries displayed in scrap yards, crash sites, parkings for unused aircraft and so on. PR and image issues, perceived, feared or real.

I do not know if having sold the aircraft is a factor or not, but I guess it could become a trade mark issue if they let even a scrap company keep the aircraft painted in their livery?

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:57 pm

Normally, fly it to an obscure airfield, remove anything of value from it, paint out the name anf attack it with a mechanical digger
 
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:17 pm

Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

With a lot of tears and regret.

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:08 am

Like this...?

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:22 am

If you watch Discovery Channel they've got a series called Boneyards in which they actually have film of 747s being disassembled in a scrapyard.
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:52 am

Drain useful fuel....
Remove useful parts....
Start cutting the big pieces into small pieces....
Turn on big furnace....
Put now small pieces into furnace...
Wait for small pieces to melt.....
Drain melted aluminum and make ingots....
Sell ingots.....
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:38 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
Put now small pieces into furnace...
Wait for small pieces to melt.....
Drain melted aluminum and make ingots....
Sell ingots.....

Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4926216.stm
 
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:02 am

Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
Yet the paint was left alone on the doors.

Not an expert but as the doors are one of the more saleable parts of a scrapped (parted out) airliner the less work ie paint stripping required the more saleable they are, just my thoughts.

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/ame...6.stm

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:47 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/ame...6.stm

Oh my - I hope they have good foundations - otherwise come a major storm they could find their house literally taking off!


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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:00 am

They have just been scrapping a former testbed 747-200 here at GYR. They have been parting it out for months, and then suddenly took a large set of hydraulic jaws to it. Within a couple of days the only part was the top deck lying on the floor, and that was gone within a few more hours work. They managed to fill a fair few scrap containers with it!
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:01 pm

didn't someone built a home out of a 727? i read an article on it in airliners magazine a few years ago, never saw any update on the project though.
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:20 pm

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 12):
didn't someone built a home out of a 727?

http://www.airplanehome.com/
 
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:12 pm

Quoting Xjramper (Reply 3):
Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

With a lot of tears and regret.

XJR

I agree 100% why would you want to get rid of something of such beauty?

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:59 pm

My previous company scrapped two LH 747-200 Combi a few years ago at HHN. LH gave us a long list of parts to be removed for further use. The parts not to be used again had to be physically destroyed, e.g. some of the mechanics spend days cutting wire looms to pieces and breaking cannon plugs with hammers. Also the galleys were removed and then smashed with sledge hammers, so that plastics and metal could be seperated as per German enviromental regulations. Finally the empty plane was pulled out off the hangar just on the nose and wing gears (the body gears had been removed before) It was jacked up out on the ramp and the remaining landing gears were removed, before the plane was set down on stacked railway sleepers.
Finally the bare fuselage and wings were cut to pieces using angle grinders, cutting torches and a big backhoe.

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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:59 pm

There are of course other ways to scrap a classic 74  Wink
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:59 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/ame...6.stm

Now is that a cool house or what?
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 15):
Finally the empty plane was pulled out off the hangar just on the nose and wing gears (the body gears had been removed before) It was jacked up out on the ramp and the remaining landing gears were removed, before the plane was set down on stacked railway sleepers.
Finally the bare fuselage and wings were cut to pieces using angle grinders, cutting torches and a big backhoe.

MD11 i almost cried reading your post, it´s like the description of an assassination.. Big grin

Here at SBBR we got this once shiny MD-11 from RG (PP-VQG) sitting on taxiway tango´s tarmac since it broke down its central gear during landing more than a year ago...i wonder if they are ever going to fix it or send it to the scrapyard...
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:29 pm

Nalanij Dreaming is being strapped, how sad, I really liked that 747.  Sad
 
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:34 pm

Carried out in one stretch.How long would the scrapping process take for a B747......Would a month be a good answer.
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:29 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/ame...6.stm



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 9):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/ame...6.stm

Wow! Is this lady an a.netter...?



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Or instead of melting it down, do this with it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/ame...6.stm

That lady and the house were on ....Maybe that BONEYARD show? I think it as the Discovery Channel last week. Good show, she wanted to build a house up on the cliff and it was the architect's idea to so with the wings as part of the design.
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RE: How Does One Scrap A Classic 747?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:18 am

I remember a programme on one of the cable channels over here in the UK called " Scrapping Aircraft Giants". The machinery used, quickly makes short work of whats left of the aircraft. I was intrigued to know just what goes on when it comes to actually scrapping large aircraft.All the labeling of parts that can still be used is mind boggeling. The guys that do the actual breaking up of the fuselage admitted that they actually enjoy smashing the aircraft to bits.
As sad as it is to see an aircraft meeting its final end , all aircraft have a life span , so someone out there has to do the job.wether it be from a small Cessna, to a 747.

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