IFlyVeryLittle wrote:Was just reading an interesting article from the UK on retired BA 747s that left me with a question. Are there parts from, say a 15-year-old 747 that might be useful in other, more modern airframes, similar to the way car parts often span a range of years, makes and models? Is would everything from a 747 either be too old or irrelevant for further use. Thanks.
filipinoavgeek wrote:Don't know where else to ask this question and I don't want to bump any old threads, so I just wanted to ask why the A380s that have been scrapped so far have all been painted all-white before their destruction. Apparently it has to do with leasing agreements, but there have been plenty of examples of planes being scrapped in their full liveries (though sometimes with the airline labels removed, though usually with the tails intact). Is it really a leased aircraft thing or is it more specifically about the A380 itself?
Thrusty69 wrote:Zinc chromate (ya they still do it), CIC (corrosion inhibiting compound), paint, etc... Its good “clean” aluminum. As long as the aluminum isn’t all mixed up with the next lower valued metal you’ll generally get the top dollar. That’s my limited experience over the years... The scrapper doesn’t care if that aluminum came from serial number 001 P-51 mustang or some camping tent frame.
mxaxai wrote:Thrusty69 wrote:Zinc chromate (ya they still do it), CIC (corrosion inhibiting compound), paint, etc... Its good “clean” aluminum. As long as the aluminum isn’t all mixed up with the next lower valued metal you’ll generally get the top dollar. That’s my limited experience over the years... The scrapper doesn’t care if that aluminum came from serial number 001 P-51 mustang or some camping tent frame.
Does recycled aluminum sell for less than freshly mined aluminum? I would expect recycled aluminum to be contaminated with other metals which would be difficult to separate, since there are so many different alloys.
MohawkWeekend wrote:Going forward, I imagine the greater use of composites will further complicate recycling.
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