Aircraft recycling surge anticipated: Boeing

Jun 27, 2012 | 02:37 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Boeing, Larry Schneider, aircraft recycling, lithium alloys, Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, aircraft scrap, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Demand for aircraft recycling services will rise rapidly over the next 10 years, according to a Boeing Co. executive who says the company expects the number of airplanes retiring from service worldwide to double in the coming decade.

Larry Schneider, Boeing’s vice president for product development, told the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association that accelerated aircraft fleet replacement will "rapidly increase demand" for aircraft recycling services and introduce "unique challenges" to the sector.....

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