After the part-out of an aircraft is complete, an extremely common part of the disposal process is to perform structural cuts to remove the flightdeck, and sections, or all, of the cabin. The flightdecks can be re-used and modelled into flight simulators, while the cabin sections are ideal for crew training purposes, be it cabin crew or fire crew, in a professional or educational setting.
These structural cuts come with a large storage burden but it’s one we’re happy to take on as part of our environmental principles.
We recognise that we are operating in a world where natural resources such as fossil fuels, raw materials, and water, are limited and finite. Measuring and managing our environmental impact is not only important for the planet, but also essential for the financial sustainability of our supply chain and business.
Bespoke fuselage cuts to remove doors and overwing exits are frequently accomplished, since all operators need access to such exits as a regulatory requirement of staff training. Cabin sections have also been produced for the purposes of airport fire crew training and 'at home' projects.
ecube delivers these mini-projects to the highest quality standards, performs cuts with precision and attention to detail.
When it comes to supporting Film and TV production, ecube has played a leading role in the likes of BBCs Doctor Who and Sherlock. The entire crew can be accommodated at our premises for the filming of a scene, and it can be accomplished conveniently and discreetly, in a location at which the public have no access. The BBC team also hire and purchase aircraft parts to take to the studios and use as props, when a sci-fi / aviation image is required.
Pinewood Films have used one of our aircraft hulls as a prop for filming, loaning it for a period to use at the adjacent Picketston site, which has been used by production companies as a film location over many years.
We strive to continuously improve everything we do and want to work with you to do the same. That is why we work closely with organisations looking to undertake R&D projects both in and out of the aviation industry.
Whatever the special nature of your requirements for airframe structures, prop hire or research projects, we will happily discuss the most effective way to accomplish your objective.