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Airbus to Auction 500 Parts of the A380

Perhaps, you've been desiring to own a piece of the superjumbo Airbus A380. It appears that the time has come for you to own a part of history and a piece of this massive technological marvel.

On the 13, 14 and 15 October 2022, five hundred A380 parts will be auctioned by Airbus for the benefit of the Airbus Foundation and the AIRitage association.

These parts were selected following the deconstruction of MSN 13 by TARMAC Aerosave, partner of the auction.

Lamps, the bar, stairs, handrails, trolleys, seats, paddles, and even the cockpit rescue rope: more than 500 items, mostly from the cabin of this emblematic aircraft, will be offered to enthusiasts at an auction to be held in Toulouse and on the Internet, under the hammer of Maître Labarbe.

The vast majority of the parts come from the A380 MSN13, which entered service in 2008 and was meticulously deconstructed in 2021 by TARMAC Aerosave, the world leader in the sustainable management of aircraft end of life, from maintenance to recycling , which you can discover in the video here.

Since its creation in 2007- by Airbus, Safran and Suez - TARMAC Aerosave has been implementing the most environmentally friendly processes for the dismantling and recycling of aircraft and engines.

In line with current European regulations, the techniques used enable a recovery rate of more than 90% of the aircraft to be achieved.

In addition to the aircraft and engine recycling activities, TARMAC Aerosave is the European leader in storage and an important player in the transition and maintenance of aircraft. Discover these four activities in video here.

Built by Airbus between 2003 and 2021, the A380 is the world’s largest passenger aircraft. It performed its first flight on 27 April 2005, and entered into commercial with Singapore Airlines on 25 October 2007. Only 254 copies of the A380 were built.

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