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End-of-Life Practices for Aircraft Present Challenges for Greener Aviation

January 28, 2013

As I discussed in last week's article about aircraft manufacturing, sustainability efforts in this sector are driven by the need for greater fuel efficiency: “Going green” means designing aircraft that use less fuel, reducing emissions and carbon footprint. However, environmental considerations also enter into decisions around what to do with older aircraft. Should they be retired or refurbished, and how can that be done in an eco-friendly way? Read More