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How dead airplanes get a second life
30 March 2012 - CNN

Airplane crews have retirement plans, but disposing of retired airplanes is a bit more difficult.

After all, you can't just chuck a 43,090-kilo airplane into a garbage can.

With up to 12,000 aircraft likely to be decommissioned by 2020, according to the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA), and replaced by newer models, aircraft owners must find ways of dealing with the retirees.


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