Aircraft Recycling Targets Smarter Reuse Of Resources

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An aircraft can be recycled at 89-91% in weight, but the proportion will not increase until plastic and composite materials can be recycled in greater volumes.
Credit: Remy Michelin
Converging trends are shaping the business of recycling aircraft, signaling the aerospace sector’s rising willingness to implement higher environmental standards while striving to maintain aerospace grade in the sophisticated materials that are recovered. The overarching idea is to use resources...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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