An Irish company is looking to scrap its two Boeing 787 Dreamliners for spare parts.
These planes have served their operators for just ten years and are now getting scrapped.
This is the first time that Boeing 787 Dreamliners are getting dismantled in the world. Earlier one Boeing 787 that had registration N787FT was disassembled in 2018 at PAE, Everett, but not for spare parts.
Scrapping Boeing 787
The Irish aviation asset management and trading company EirTrade will be handling the dismantling of such young jets. They will scrap the Dreamliners at Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland.
The dismantling of these two Boeing 787 will serve the Operators and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market. Moreover, this will certainly bring down the cost of spare parts as Boeing 787s are approaching 12-year checks.
These planes have once flown with Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY) and are having registration VP-CVL and VP-CVM. Currently, they are resting at the bay in Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland.
As reported by Paddleyourownkanoo.com, Norse Atlantic (N0), which uses an identical business model to DY, acquiesced to lease DY’s fleet of 787-9 aircraft, but the 787-8 variant was left to depreciate at PIK.
Steven Trowell, the Hangar Manager for EirTrade Aviation company stated, “Understandably, there has been huge interest in these aircraft.” According to him, it will take roughly three months to finish the dismantling work at PIK.
EirTrade Aviation’s CEO Ken Fitzgibbon while commenting on the development said, “With the first Boeing 787s approaching the 12-year inspection, the dismantling of these two Boeing 787 aircraft could not come at a better time for operators & maintenance facilities.”
“As no Boeing 787s have been dismissed from commercial service to date, there is nearly no USM market for this platform at the point,” Fitzgibbon further added.
The Scottish company instead of moving these jets to more suitable facilities in Knock decided to scrap them at PIX, Scotland.
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