Morocco to build recycling plant for disused aircraft
Morocco has called for international tenders to build and operate a center for the storage, disassembly and recycling of retired airplanes in the North African nation.
The announcement was made by Morocco's National Airports Office (ONDA). This new project will be built on the grounds of Oujda-Angad airport, in the north-east of the country.
The centre will be responsible for the storage, dismantling and recycling of aircraft, and the future holders of the contract will have a period of two years to store each aircraft; after that time, they will have to proceed to dismantle them and pay a penalty.
Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and environmental requirements, a large part of the air fleet of all countries has been rendered unusable, which has generated a new demand to park the newest aircraft and dismantle those with more flight miles.
The international civil aviation organisation IATA estimates that airlines will lose 15.8 billion dollars this year due to the sharp drop in air traffic.