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First A380 flown in anger to be broken up for parts

wolfetone Silver badge

If something is well maintained then it can be reused. It happens at the moment in aviation anyway.

Things like engines, flight computers etc can be used second hand. Things like jack screws which control flight surfaces wouldn't be replaced with second hand parts. If one of those fail in flight it can be far more catastrophic than a second hand engine catching fire.

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