Our most exciting project yet was carried out for Maskill Mann Recycling Ltd. The project involved the dismantling and recycling of two 747 planes at Southend Airport. Along with the usual Health & Safety issues, the majority of the work had to be carried out in a hanger which left us little or no room to manoeuvre the planes. We also had to pay close attention to the floor as this was not allowed to be damaged.
We overcame this by hiring the smallest machine able to carry out the works. The machine also had rubber tracks to avoid damage to the floor. The planes were dismantled using shear and grapple attachments and loaded away in bulkers on a wait and load bases.
We was really surprised at how easy these planes came apart. We have all been nervous flyers ever since.