Embraer considers aircraft recycling initiative

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is in the early stages of a life-cycle study which could give rise to a recycling initiative for its aircraft.

Embraer is considering following the example of Boeing and Airbus, which are already already active in aircraft recycling.

Speaking during a media briefing at Embraer's Sao Jose dos Campos headquarters, director for environmental strategies and technologies Guilherme Freire said: "Right now we are starting a life-cycle studies project.

"We understand that [aircraft recycling] is very important and we hope to have a project about this in the future."

The project is likely to be formally launched in mid-2009.