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Arizona's aircraft boneyards: the incredible view from above

Airlines around the world may well be building up their fleets once more following the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global downturn, but America’s desert boneyards remain full of aircraft waiting to make their return to service or potentially early retirement and the scrapman’s axe. Javier Rodríguez shares some of the highlights from his recent visit to Arizona

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Aircraft disassembly: the circle of life

What happens after an aircraft is grounded for the last time and taken out of service? Howard Slutsken dives into the world of disassembly

UAE repurposing for Emirates’ first A380

Emirates has signed a contract with UAE-based Falcon Aircraft Recycling to upcycle and recycle its first retired A380 aircraft