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Video answers: ‘Airplane recycling’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Circuit boards for use in phones, computers and TVs.
  2. Metal sheets, wires and electrical components.
  3. It’s doesn’t go directly to the scrap yard because it’s too big in one piece, it has to be broken into smaller pieces.
  4. After the plane has been broken down into manageable pieces they’re taken to the recycling centre where they’re broken down into much smaller pieces which are then separated by a powerful magnet. The pieces of valuable metal are then taken away to be used in phones, computers, TVs and many other products.

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Video: ‘Airplane recycling’

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Here’s an interesting video that describes how planes are recycled.

Try to answer the following question about the video and come back on Monday for the answer.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What are these old planes made into after recycling according to the video?
  2. What are some of the most valuable parts that can be recycled?
  3. Why doesn’t the plane go directly to the scrap yard?
  4. What happens during the final phases of the recycling process?

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Second life for Boeing airplanes answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

1. They are taking it apart to use it for extra parts for other planes.
2. They go into landfills.
3. They get money back through materials sold from their planes, and it adds to the environmental strategy for the aviation industry.
4. 20 – 50.
5. Airplane parts, materials such as metals and carbon fibre.
6. Currently 90% of the total aircraft materials.

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Second life for Boeing airplanes

Here’s an interesting video that reports on the process of recycling an aircraft.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level: 5+

Have a great weekend!!

1. What are the plans for this 737-300?
2. What happens to parts that can’t be reused?
3. What are the benefits for airline operators?
4. How many planes do they harvest per year?
5. What can be recycled?
6. How much of the aircraft can be recycled?

Second Life for Boeing Airplanes

Boeing has earned a reputation for its commitment to environmental strategies, positioning itself as an industry leader in developing ways to lessen environmental impact. One of the best examples of that is through its aircraft recycling program. Take a look at some of the ways Boeing is providing a second life to reclaimed and certified airplane parts and materials.