Lufthansa has inked an agreement with aircraft dismantling company Aerocircular to dispose of 15 of its A320-200 aircraft coming both from the German carrier's own fleet and, potentially, purchased from other operators for spare parts.
Aerocircular said in a press release that the new agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG is a follow-up to earlier successful partnership wherein the Belgian company dismantled one of Lufthansa's A340 quadjets at Frankfurt International airport.
The first ex-Lufthansa A320 for dismantling arrived at Aerocircular's facility at Belgium’s Ostend airport in early July 2019. Aerocircular said that it expected a second A320 to arrive in Ostend at the end of October 2019. In the meantime, the company will also dismantle Lufthansa's aircraft at various airports in Germany.
Aerocircular aims to reuse all materials originating from aircraft in the most sustainable and ecological way possible, as opposed to the traditional method of scrapping.