New old parts

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Living -

THE lead­ing European air­craft re­cy­cler, French com­pany Tar­mac Aerosave, has signed a deal with design com­pany Aero-Design to de­velop a range of dec­o­ra­tive ob­jects and fur­ni­ture that will give new life to parts of dis­man­tled planes.

Ea­ger for an up­grade for your liv­ing space? Fur­ni­ture con­structed from parts of a de­com­mis­sioned A380 plane could add the touch of class you are look­ing for. Tar­mac Aerosave has not yet dis­closed the list of air­craft mod­els to be re­pur­posed by Aero-Design, but the pro­gramme will pave the way for the use of win­dows, wings and other parts of long-haul air­craft to pro­vide raw ma­te­ri­als for fur­ni­ture from the com­pany founded by Agnes Pa­trice-Cre­pin.

The avi­a­tion-ob­sessed artist has al­ready at­tracted at­ten­tion with jew­elry and tro­phies built from re­cy­cled air­craft parts.

The French group, which dis­man­tles air­craft at sites in Tarbes and Toulouse in south­ern France and in Teruel, Spain, points out that only one quar­ter of the planes that pass through its fa­cil­i­ties will be re­cy­cled. The re­main­der are re­con­di­tioned and put back into ser­vice by new own­ers.

Last Oc­to­ber, the com­pany started work on the dis­man­tling of an A380 which had been de­com­mis­sioned by Sin­ga­pore Air­lines.

Could these re­cy­cled air­craft parts find their way into your liv­ing room?

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