If you fancy a piece of Emirates’ first retired Airbus A380, keep your eyes peeled. The carrier has engaged Falcon Aircraft Recycling to repurpose features and materials from the superjumbo, transforming them into furniture and other aviation memorabilia.
The Emirates A380, registered A6-EDA, has already had useful parts and components such as engines, landing gears and flight control components, retrieved.
Now, instead of being left to languish in a desert, UAE-based Falcon Aircraft Recycling will break down the superjumbo aircraft and save what it can, helping to prevent much of it from ending up in landfill.
It is partnering with Wings Craft, another UAE-based company, for recycling and upcycling of the aircraft into collectibles.
For example, the famous Emirates onboard bar will be transformed into bespoke furniture. In total, approximately 190 tonnes of various metals, plastics, carbon fiber composites and other materials will be removed from the aircraft and either recycled or repurposed.