Re: scrapping airliners

Date:         18 Jun 99 01:40:04 
From:         "Smurf" <smurf@zajil.net>
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On Friday 04th June <johan.stack@enator.se> wrote:
> How (by whom) are planes like these scrapped? Are there special
> companies that travel to these planes and scrap them?

There are various companies in the world that specialize in scrapping old
aircraft, some of them are type specific, the rotatables are usually stored
for onward sale, the fuselage is then sold for basic scrap metal value.
In some cases that aircraft are flown to a specific destination for
scrapping, the airports around Davis Monthan AFB in the USA spring to mind.
In Europe you can see these operations in Ostende, Manston and Shannon.

See YA.

John