THE FIRST FULLY RECYCLED DECOMMISSIONED EMIRATES AIRCRAFT
Added on Tue June 21st, 2022
The Emirates airline recently embarked on a pioneering mission to completely recycle its first decommissioned aircraft in order to significantly reduce landfill waste and in favour of a lower environmental impact.
It is a process of deconstructing the now-retired A380 model by reusing multiple parts of it to produce collectibles and unique retail items from the removed parts.
For the first time, there is a complete reuse of aircraft parts that until now ended up in landfills or were abandoned for years with no real future.
This initiative in cooperation with Falcon Aircraft Recycling and Wings Craft will also enable an ambitious social project. These objects will be sold and a part of the profits will be donated to the Emirates Airlines Foundation, an organisation sponsored by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President and CEO of Emirates, which supports 9 countries in the world with projects for children in need without any distinction of religious or geographical belonging.
The deconstruction activity will be carried out entirely on Emirates soil, for the first time outside Europe, and it is testifying, as Tim Clark president of Emirates says, the strong ecosystem and aviation characteristic of which the nation is capable.
Andrew Tonks, director of Falcon Aircraft, is also satisfied, saying that thanks to this upcycling programme, most aircraft will acquire a second life. The Airbus 380 may now receive a worthy final after twelve years of activity, 6319 routes and 62 airports visited.
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