Did you know the disposal of old planes is a thriving multibillion dollar business? Or that it’s recently spawned a dangerous shadow market in counterfeit aircraft parts?
Hop on board and buckle up for takeoff as we ask exactly what happens to old airplanes?
You might wonder why airplanes need to die in the first place. After all, they’re made of metal, right – can’t they just be maintained, theoretically forever?
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What Happens To Old Airplanes