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Institut du Transport Aérien; ENAC (French National School of Civil Aviation), 2006
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Number of planes to be dismantled worldwide
At the end of their service life airliners may prove useful in many ways. They often fly as freighters for several years. When finally grounded they are scavenged for spare parts for other aircrafts, or used for training aircrews and
firefighters. Sometimes sheet metal is cut off and melted down.