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Domestic Competition? China? Worldwide?
January 8, 2019 - by Jon Ostrower for The Air Current
Where a Boeing 777 ends an iPhone begins
At Pinal Air Park in Marana, Ariz. a wrecking claw positioned itself to rip into the fuselage of a retired Air China 777-200.
The rapid, but deliberate, disassembly of an airliner produces a particularly sickening kind of crunching sound. In under three minutes, the aft fuselage snaps under its own weight after repeated bites into its structure, its tail falling to pavement.
Its life as an airliner is over. Its mangled parts will be neatly collected and recycled. The 7000 series aluminum in this 777's 1998 vintage fuselage is the prime ingredient in Apple's modern flagship phones along with other mobile phones and smart watches.
But this 777 is having trouble embarking on its second life in China. "We did not foresee the magnitude of the economic deceleration, particularly in Greater China,"...Read it all https://theaircurrent.com/industry-strategy/boeing...