TARMAC Aerosave completes A380 dismantling project
France-based aircraft storage, maintenance and recycling company TARMAC Aerosave has announced the completion of its first ever A380 dismantling project. The project launched in early 2019. While the company already stores this superjumbo jet, it is now adding three major areas to its competence profile for this aircraft: transition, recycling and maintenance, with an A380 B check announced for March.
The project was made possible in collaboration with German asset management firm Dr. Peters Group and Florida-based parts and services company VAS Aero Services (for the sale of the spare parts). TARMAC Aerosave did the cold-cutting, lubricating, draining and selective sorting to make it possible to recycle more than 90% of the dismantled aircraft. Spare parts are now available on the pre-owned market and a second dismantling project is underway.
“We are very proud of these industrial successes, obtained with the largest airplane currently in service in the world,” said Patrick Lecer, President of TARMAC Aerosave, in a release at the time of the announcement. “TARMAC Aerosave is pursuing its goals in innovation and adaptation in the air transport market, anticipating its customers’ needs and the evolution of environmental standards.”