Aircraft recycling

Since the inception of TARMAC Aerosave, Sustainability is the DNA of our company. This is why we provide today the most environment-friendly process to recycle aircraft.
Our operations meet strict European environmental regulations.

in Aircraft Green Recycling

For each aircraft recycling project TARMAC Aerosave will enforce the following exclusive process

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by step

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Component Dismantling

  • Component removal as per Aircraft Maintenance Manual performed by qualified personnel.”
  • Component repair / recertification management.
  • Daily online inventory with pictures of each removed component, data plate and removal tags.
  • EASA / FAA Dual Release Form 1 capability for EASA registered aircraft.

Component Packaging

  • Individual packaging for each component with bubble wrap and visible identification tags.
  • Customized in-house treated wooden crates with ISPM norm treatment for packaging of all small and large components (control surfaces, landing gear, Radome) avoiding extra handling of the components and ensuring maximum safety.

Component Storage and Shipment

  • 17,000 sqm warehouse
    for component storage at the heart of Europe.
  • Full logistics management services
    (inventory, picking, packing, handling, crating, shipping).
  • Customs and shipment management
  • No VAT or customs fees applicable.

Airframe disposal

  • Process fully compliant with strict European legislation.
  • Dedicated waterproof recycling areas in Tarbes and Teruel with water collection and treatment system.
  • Wire-saw cutting process avoiding hot points and mixing of materials.
  • Optimized sorting out of all materials.
  • Traceability of removed parts.
  • ISO 14001 and EN 9110 certified.
  • 92% of the total weight of the aircraft is recovered.

More than
100 aircraft recycled in 10 years
75% of the A340s
recycled in the world

have been recycled by
TARMAC Aerosave

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