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Emirates first A380 to be recycled

Tim Clark

Emirates is to recycle its first A380 and has signed a contract with UAE-based Falcon Aircraft Recycling on a pioneering initiative, where the giant jet will be upcycled and recycled, dramatically reducing the environmental impact of the deconstruction process and significantly reducing landfill waste.

The extensive materials recovery and repurposing activities will be entirely conducted in the UAE, the airline’s home base, further reducing the project’s environmental footprint.

Typically retired aircraft are flown to remote locations and left to languish after being stripped for parts with salvage and recycling projects focus on recovering only profitable components.

Thus most of the aircraft goes into read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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