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Italy. Taranto-Grottaglie Airport carries Italy in the world

The first national center for dismantling and recycling aircraft and materials will be created

The first Italian center for dismantling old aircraft and recycling components and materials will soon be built. It will be in Apulia, at the "Marcello Arlotta" airport of Taranto-Grottaglie, preparing to become the national and European hub for the dismantling industry. While services for air cargo are being strengthened at the airport, in the future it will be an important European center for suborbital flights.

"We will dismantle and recover very expensive engines and aerial parts and we will have the possibility, thanks to the cargo platform, to ship them around the world, reducing times. Grottaglie is truly already traveling into the future", explained the president of Aeroporti di Puglia (AdP), Antonio Maria Vasile.

Thanks to a private investment of approximately 16 million euros, works will be carried out on a total surface area of over 18,000 square metres, on which a hangar will be built (80 meters long and 82 meters wide), in which aircraft which have already arrived will be dismantled, dismantled and recycled. at the end of their life, recovering 85-90% of aeronautical components which will be reused to regenerate individual aircraft.

"In Grottaglie we are writing the future. We have designed it and we are building it. This structure will represent the national outpost for suborbital flights. It is not just a visionary bet, but a reality capable of generating investments and jobs". "Probably in 10 years -concluded Vasile- the traditional type of aircraft, the one we know today, will perhaps no longer exist. And then Grottaglie will be the first hub ready for innovation. The Puglia Region has pushed hard to make this happen here".

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