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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Airbus to Create Network of Aircraft Recyclers

Nearly one-quarter of the 6,000 airliners destined for the scrapheap during the next 20 years will be Airbuses, so the European airframer has begun talks to pull together a network of authorized aircraft recycling centers across the world. The effort comes after Airbus completed the first stage of an initiative - dubbed Pamela (Process for Advanced Management of End of Life Aircraft) - to formulate best practice for the "smart dismantling" of airliner hulks as part of its "product life-cycle management" effort. The dismantling demonstration is part of the European Union's LIFE initiative. The first peak in Airbus retirements will be around 2016 and the second around 2025. The Pamela team also comprised two EADS divisions (CCR and Sogerma Services) as well as Paris-based waste-management company Suez-Sita and Prefecture Hautes Pyrenees - a local government administration that has ensured Pamela is fully compliant with all regulations. For related news
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