Marana Aerospace Solutions begins dismantling 757s

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Arizona-based Marana Aerospace Solutions began dismantling two Boeing 757s on 9 July that will be retired.

The work to disassemble, recycle, inspect and dispose of material from the Pratt & Whitney PW2000-powered 757s will take between two and three weeks, says the Part 145 maintenance centre.

Marana Aerospace Solutions declines to disclose the operators or tail numbers of the aircraft.

"We are very pleased to able to further expand our breadth of experience in the dismantling of commercial aircraft, and we expect to make an announcement regarding an additional type very shortly," says Colin Buxton, vice-president of sales and marketing for Marana Aerospace Solutions, which is a member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association.

The 757 will be the seventh aircraft type that Marana's teams have dismantled in the past year at its 485.6ha (1,200 acres) facility. The maintenance firm also provides heavy and line maintenance, aircraft painting, interior modifications and storage.