On CNN: What Happens to Aircraft When They Retire?


New aircraft tend to get plenty of coverage, check, for example, our coverage in recent months of the first A330neo and the first Embraer E2.

A bit less is commonly known about the way aircraft end their productive lives.

In this article for CNN I explore the different ways that old aircraft are disposed of and the industry that has sprung around this. From hedge funds that invest in the salvaging of spare parts to entrepreneurs that use old airframes to open hotels or theme parks.

Check it out here