Airbus and Boeing Compete to Recycle Old Jetliners

Date: June 1, 2007

Source: News Room

Airbus and Boeing compete to recycle obsolete jetliners. Discarded and gutted old airplanes used to rot in airfield graveyards or airplane dumps in the Mohave Desert. Recently, under anticipated pressure from the EU, recycling efforts have produced competing ventures affiliated with Boeing and Airbus. Bartlin Recycling Group is affiliated with Boeing and claims to recycle up to 90% of an old airliner. Airbus doubts this claim and claims to use state of the art techniques to reclaim 60% of a jetliner. Airbus hopes to increase this figure to 95% by 2015. It is estimated that 7,000 airliners will become obsolete in the next 20 years.

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