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This is how an aircraft's life ends

Last updated on: July 4, 2012 09:03 IST

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Aerospace company Tarmac Aerosave is specialised in the dismantling of end-of-life aircraft at its base.

The parts salvaged during this process are repackaged and repurposed. Landing gear and motors are shipped out to be reinstalled in new planes while cockpits are reborn as flight simulators.

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Image: A dismantling Airbus plane is seen on the recycling yard of the Tarmac Aerosave company in Azereix near Tarbes, southern France.
Photographs: Bruno Martin/Reuters.

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Front nose and wings of old planes are displayed on the recycling yard of the Tarmac Aerosave company in Azereix near Tarbes, southern France.

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View of dismantling old planes on the recycling yard of the Tarmac Aerosave company in Azereix near Tarbes, southern France.

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Photographs: Bruno Martin/Reuters.

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Inside view of a dismantling old plane on the recycling yard of the Tarmac Aerosave company in Azereix near Tarbes, southern France.

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Photographs: Bruno Martin/Reuters.

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View of the recycling yard of the Tarmac Aerosave company in Azereix near Tarbes, southern France.

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