Unloved and unwanted aircraft find new leases of life

Nose cone.JPGScrapped airliners are providing both a challenge to those seeking to find ways to avoid dumping aircraft interiors in landfill sites and an opportunity to companies that are coming up with innovative ways of reusing the materials.

The cover story of this week’s Flight International takes a detailed look at the solutions being sought to reduce the amount of aircraft waste that goes to landfill.

It contains some pretty cool pics of airliners in various stages of disassembly.

While doing the research for this feature, I also came across some interesting ways of giving new life to old airliners.

For more on how engine inlet cowls are finding new leases of life as office reception desks and other such gems, take a look at this.

To read the other features in our latest Environment Special Report, including an in-depth update on the EU’s Clean Sky project, click here.



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